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Two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed, for example a
positive and negative statement, to emphasize what is
being asserted (what something is vs. what it is not)..
fs LENIN GRAVE PLAIN. FANCY // NOT
One idea is expressed using a series of descriptive
signs. This is referred to as descriptive elaboration whereby several synonyms whereby several synonyms are needed to clearly explicate a concept.
ME HAPPY, SMILE-ON-FACE, SATISFIED
A sign or phrase is repeated. This may be an immediate repetition, or a sign or phrase in sentence-initial position is repeated at the end of the sentence.
MY DUTY, NOT WIFE. MY DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY
Utilitzing 3D Space
3D space is seen as critical in the description of event in ASL because signing takes place within this space
Explaining by examples
When a term or concept requires elaboration, anASL signer will use examples to explain the idea further (instead of defining the term). Baby clothes in ASL would be signed as:
BABY CLOTHES // UNDERPANTS, SOCKS, PANTS // ...
Couching or Nesting
Couching or nesting is when background or contextual information is added to a concept to make it clear.
MEDICINE-TAKE OR CREAM RUB-ON-SKIN OR FOOD EAT-FINISH-ITCH ALL OVER OR STOMACH UPSET OR HARD BREATHE-A-L-L-E-R-G-Y
Describe then Do
The action is first described, then "acted out" by shifting to a first-person perspective. When this occurs the information is repeated, but from a different perspective, often referred to as a role shift.