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Make sure that the parts are indeed the same and not just similar. For example, the handshape of responsibility is a Bent B, the same as the handshape in compare, but only similar to the handshape in book. 2. Sometimes two English words are represented by the same sign. For example, should may sometimes be glossed as need, but the form of the sign is identical. 3. There are items that look like ASL signs in that they have handshape, movement, location, and orientation, but neither their meaning nor their function is ASL.
SUNDAY b. BEGIN f. EVERY SATURDAY c. BROKE (no money) g. KNOW d. BUSY h. NOT 29 UNIT 3 The Concept of Sequentiality in the Description of Signs GOAL To explain why sequentiality is a key concept in the description of signs. SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS Files 20 and 30 from Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language, by M. Crabtree and J. Powers (1991); pp. 259–266 In unit 2, we discussed the system devised by William Stokoe for describing ASL signs. Stokoe’s work clearly represents the beginning of linguistic analysis of sign language structure.
Similarly, the handshape for give, number, and nothing is described as O. In the case of the location, the description Ø does not show that the signs heaven, sign, and children are in fact produced at distinctly different levels (see Figure 13). To produce the sign heaven at the level at which sign is produced would be unacceptable; likewise, to produce the sign children at the level at which heaven is produced would be unacceptable. The description of the location for each sign needs to be more specific.
Linguistics of American Sign Language Text, 3rd Edition: An Introduction by Clayton Valli, Ceil Lucas