From Signing Naturally, Student Workbook Units 1-3
Terms in this set (28)
When did ASL become recognized as a language?
1600, inhabitants of Martha's Vineyard off Cape Cod
What is an early historical example of naturally forming signing communities?
Hartford Connecticut, 1817
Where was the 1st school for the deaf, when was it founded
Laurent Clerc and Thomas Gallaudet
Who were the founders of the 1st school for the deaf?
Approximately what % of deaf children are born into deaf families?
Because they are the primary venue for learning ASL
Why are Deaf residential schools so important for deaf children?
1864, President Abraham Lincoln
Gallaudet University was founded in ____, with a charter signed by _______.
The International Congress on the Education of the Deaf Conference in Milan, Italy, voted in favor of oral education for all Deaf children; made the belief that spoken language is superior to sign language
What pivotal moment in ASL and Deaf American's history occurred in 1880? What was the consequence?
The Board of Trustees selected a hearing president who didn't know ASL. Deaf President Now movement
What important event occurred in 1988 at Gallaudet University?
wave, tap on shoulder, hit surface to create vibrations
List 3 ways to get a Deaf person's attention
True or False: it is okay to watch a signed conversation in public without letting the signers know that you know ASL
False; this is disrespectful and insensitive
T or F: It's okay for a person who knows ASL should speak without signing in front of Deaf people
T or F: ASL is a visual code for English
False; some features are similar to actual things or actions, but most are not
T or F: ASL is a language of pictures and pantomime
furrow brows together; lean head forward slightly; hold the last sign
List 3 non-manual markers for wh-word questions.
T or F: It is better to look at the signer's face than his/her hand
Signing; Gestures; Writing/typing; 3rd person/translator; lipreading
5 Ways to communicate with Deaf people
1) gender; 2) brief description; 3) point and glance at person described; 4) affirm
4 steps to identify a person
wave, tap, use an intermediary, be an intermediary
3 ways to get a Deaf person's attention
1) Raise brows; 2) lean head forward; 3) hold last sign
3 non-manual markers for Y/N questions
1) first/last name; 2) If you are deaf or hearing (hearing people should explain how they know ASL, Deaf people usually explain where they grew up or learned ASL); 3) anything to strengthen social bonds
When you 1st meet a Deaf person, what are some basic pieces of information you should share?
False; you should typically sign with your dominant hand; ambidextrous people should be consistent with which hand they use
T or F: you can use whatever hand you want to sign
Mascot: bison; paper = the Buff and Blue
What are the mascot, and school paper of Gallaudet?
You raise your brows while mentioning the period
You are telling your life story; how do you visually transition from one time period to the next?
when tracing the shape of a circle, should you use 1 hand or both?
Walk through signing conversation; use touch; ask person to move
3 ways to negotiate signing environment
point at location before giving name of city
How do you indicate a location?
location (raise brows), object (raise brows), person, command
4 Steps to Give Commands Involving Location