Location: Sign Language Center
Handshapes are one of the five fundamental building blocks of a sign: handshape, movement, location, orientation, and nonmanual markers. Hearing interpreters are often ill-equipped to provide clear representation in ASL through the use of all of the types of classifiers that are available in ASL. This webinar will provide a strong foundation of the major categories of classifiers, including descriptive, semantic, locative, plural, instrument, and body parts. Modeling of various classifiers will assist with skill acquisition. Upon completion of the webinar, participants can anticipate being more comfortable with the production of classifiers in all categories.
Descriptive Classifiers: That represent such things as hair types, a person’s height and face types.
Semantic Classifiers: Represents nouns, such as people and vehicles such as cars.
Locative Classifiers: Represents placement of an object.
Plural Classifiers: Indicates the specific number of something such as people.
Instrument Classifiers: Movement of the body to move a certain object, such as driving a car.
Body part Classifiers Mime: Represents the general movement of your body that is quiet such as yawning.
Body part Classifiers: Represents the action movement from the body.
Miriam Morrow has 25 years of experience teaching American Sign Language (ASL) to children, adults, college students, family members of deaf children, and professionals. She appears in several ASL educational CD-ROMS for children and adults. She is currently teaching ASL at New York University, is an instructor in the interpreter education program at LaGuardia Community College and is an ASL consultant nation-wide where she provides professional development on a variety of topics.
Start Date: September 10, 2016
Return Date: September 10, 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm
Refreshments and Coffee