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ASL grammar was obscured for much of its history by the practice of glossing it rather than transcribing it ( see Writing systems below ), a practice which conveyed little of its grammar apart from word order.
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ASL and grammar
However, there is no one-to-one correspondence between words in ASL and English, and the inflectional modulation of ASL signs — a dominant part of the grammar — is lost.
American Sign Language ( ASL )-manual language with its own syntax and grammar, used primarily by people who are deaf.
Australasian Signed English was created in the late 1970s to represent English words and grammar, using mostly Auslan signs together with some additional contrived signs, as well as borrowings from American Sign Language ( ASL ).
Within Bilingual-Bicultural models, Cued Speech does not borrow or invent signs from ASL, nor does CS attempt to change ASL syntax or grammar.
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A similar French influence is seen in classroom ASL in francophone West Africa, where ASL was introduced along with formal education for the deaf by the deaf American missionary Andrew Foster.
Other languages, such as Thai Sign Language, developed as a creole of ASL and indigenous sign ; a similar situation may have occurred with Malaysian Sign Language, which in turn was the base of Indonesian Sign Language.
Moroccan Sign Language was developed by the American Peace Corps on a base of ASL along with incorporating local signs.
An unidentified oriole was heard on May 14, 1994, at 1, 000 meters ASL south of the summit of Camiguin in the Philippines, where the genus was not previously known to occur.
When his favorite game was sold along with Avalon Hill to Hasbro, Schilling joined the small gaming company Multi-Man Publishing which maintained ASL and other Avalon Hill titles.
Their first publication was Backblast, a fanzine for Avalon Hill's wargame Advanced Squad Leader ( ASL ).
In late 1995, professional baseball player Curt Schilling, who was a devoted player of ASL, separately also tried to buy the rights to ASL.
The Anthropological Society of London ( ASL ) was founded in 1863 as an institutional home for those who disagreed with the Ethnological Society's politics ( in terms of party loyalties, Stocking makes the political complexion of the ESL 75 % Liberal to 25 % Conservative, with the proportions reversed in the ASL ).
ASL contains many signs initialised from an alphabet which was also derived from LSF, and Auslan users, already familiar with the related ISL alphabet, accepted many of the new signs easily.
Prior to the development of closed captioning, it was not uncommon to see some public television broadcasts translated into ASL by an on-screen interpreter.
During the days of the ASL, the league was seen as widely popular, and considered to be the second most popular sports league in the United States, only behind Major League Baseball.
Additional variations on ASL include Deluxe ASL ( DASL ), which was a short-lived experiment in fusing miniature wargaming with ASL ; Historical ASL ( HASL ), which used historically accurate maps, usually in a campaign setting where the outcome of one scenario affected the setup of following scenarios ; Solitaire ASL ( SASL ) with many rules changes for fog of war and command to enhance solitaire play ; and the ASL Starter Kits ( ASLSK ), a series of stand-alone introductory kits.
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For example, there are more than six signs for birthday in ASL, just as in English one can say couch and sofa, or soda and pop, to mean the same thing.
A sign that may be lowered to the cheek level by an ASL speaker is more likely to be produced by a Black Sign Language speaker on the forehead, for example: teacher.
Bolivian Sign Language, for example, is essentially ASL, apart from changes in initialized signs to make them match the spelling of Spanish.
See American Sign Language family for an incomplete list of ASL varieties used outside North America.
In the 1960s linguist William Stokoe created the first writing system for a sign language, the so-called Stokoe notation, which he designed specifically for ASL.
Stokoe used it for his 1965 A Dictionary of American Sign Language on Linguistic Principles, the first dictionary with entries in ASL — that is, the first dictionary which one could use to look up a sign without first knowing its conventional gloss in English.
Several additional candidates for written ASL have appeared in over the years, including Sutton SignWriting, Sign Script, ASL-phabet, and Si5s.
Typically, young children will make an ASL sign in the correct location and use the correct hand motion, but may be able only to approximate the hand shape, for example, using one finger instead of three in signing water.
Many parents today purchase “ Baby Signs ” DVDs and books which incorporate ASL signs for infant and toddler communication.
* American Sign Language is a Foreign Language – a research / argumentative paper for the consideration of ASL to fulfill University foreign language requirements.
Other aspects in ASL include the following: stative, inchoative (" to begin to ..."), predisposional (" to tend to ..."), susceptative (" to ... easily "), frequentative (" to ... often "), protractive (" to ... continuously "), incessant (" to ... incessantly "), durative (" to ... for a long time "), iterative (" to ... over and over again "), intensive (" to ... very much "), resultative (" to ... completely "), approximative (" to ... somewhat "), semblitive (" to appear to ..."), increasing (" to ... more and more ").
Aspect is unusual in ASL in that transitive verbs derived for aspect lose their grammatical transitivity.
There are over a hundred glyphs for hand shapes, but all the ones used in ASL are based on five basic elements:
ASL also sets the record for sheer volume of playing components, with thousands of official counters and 60 + " geomorphic mapboards " not counting Deluxe and Historical maps.
Tertiary education in the US for some deaf Australian adults also accounts for some ASL borrowings found in modern Auslan.
The ASL marker for " intensity " is iconic in that the intended meaning ( building of pressure, a sudden release ) is matched by the articulatory form ( a pause, a quick completion ).