Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Observe how we already have right-hand dominance in our ASL signing and how the dexis handshape (pointing finger) can express so much information.
On the blackboard, Dad successfully used ASL to start teaching us English.
Also, see how I use my face expression to reflect what Roger's emotion is.
Thanks Dad for getting us into the Deaf & ASL community at a such early age! _\,,/
P.S I will be creating and posting subtitled and commentary versions of this videoclip in the near future.
P.S.S View the ASL comments at DeafVideo.TV http://www.deafvideo.tv/video/watch/24266/
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I have noticed that some sign language students and, even, interpreters do not notice the role that their hairdos may play in their ability to express themselves in ASL. When signers have hair styles that easily falls in front of the face with the slightest headshake then it becomes a regular occurence to see the signer re-adjusting their bangs in between signs.
Understandably, hair does get in the way but it doesn't always have to be the case. It is more visually pleasing if a signer signs continually without fidgeting in between signs. A pair of hair clips stragetically placed would free up the face and hands from constant re-grooming and keep your audience's attention on what is being expressed rather than what is being adjusted.