The descriptions by the acknowledged designer, administrator, or scholar of each system ensures the highest accuracy and thoroughness, distinguishing Manual Communication as a significant, important resource. The first chapter recounts the history of sign language, particularly American Sign Language (ASL), including foreign influences and conflicts about its use. An overview follows, describing factors that affect manual communication, such as learner characteristics. Also, an analysis of a nationwide survey of teachers shows the results of their use of the various forms of manual communication in different settings.... all the markers for instruction, but in normal communication middle markers could be dropped. ... adding the past tense marker to SEE to produce SAW is appropriate for aquot;I saw you yesterday, aquot; but it would not be the same sign for the basic word saw in aquot;I will saw ... Accordingly, in SEE, the SIGNING EXACT ENGLISH 117.
|Publisher||:||Gallaudet University Press - 1990|