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Lesson 27:

Topics of interest:
___ Register: Formal vs. Casual Signing
___ Decontextualized signing
___ I have taken the Lesson 27 Vocabulary Practice Quiz
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson.  See: PRACTICE QUIZZES

Vocabulary:
BREAD
BUTTER
CABINET-[cupboard]
CAKE
COFFEE
DELICIOUS
DOZEN
FEED-[nourish]
MEAT-[steak, beef, flesh, context]
OUNCE
PIE
POUND-[weight, weigh, LB]
SMELL
TASTE compare with: [prefer, favorite]
TEA
VEGETABLES
WASH-DISHES
WINE-[Also see: BEER]


Practice sheet 27.A
01. BREAD WITH BUTTER YOU LIKE?
02. MAKE SUGAR COOKIE, YOU KNOW HOW?
03. YOUR CABINET-[cupboard], what-COLOR?
04. CAKE, YOU LIKE WHAT-KIND?
05. YOUR COFFEE, YOU LIKE SUGAR?

Practice sheet 27.B
06. PIE YOU THINK DELICIOUS, WHAT-KIND?
07. THREE DOZEN EQUAL HOW-MANY?
08. YOUR DOG, YOU FEED EVERY-DAY YOU?
09. YOU LIKE MEAT?
10. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD, WHAT?

Practice sheet 27.C
11. BREAD, NEW, YOU LIKE SMELL?
12. MAKE CAKE, HOW-MANY TEASPOON SALT?
13. YOU THINK COFFEE TASTE GOOD?
14. YOUR TEA, YOU WANT HOW-MANY SUGAR?
15. EGG, YOU LIKE COOK HOW?

Practice sheet 27.D
16. YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLE WHAT?
17. YOUR FAMILY, WHO WASH-DISHES?
18. BUY WINE, MUST how
-OLD?
19. HOW-MANY O-Z EQUAL 1 LB?
20. BANANA PIE YOU LIKE?


Discussion Ideas:

Register: Formal vs. Casual Signing:
People sign differently depending on the setting.  If they are with friends they will sign more casually (more one-handed versions of signs, smaller movements, sloppier movements, signs that are more casual).  If they are in a formal environment they will sign more formally (careful movements, full-versions of signs, well-formed handshapes, etc.)

Decontextualized signing:
This means "signing that occurs out of context."  The problem with decontextualized signing during the instruction of ASL is that you end up having to sign in ways that almost never occur in everyday life.  For example, it is unlikely that a Deaf person would ever sign to another Deaf person, YOU WANT SUGAR IN YOUR COFFEE?

Instead the context of the situation would build up this way:

Signer A:  COFFEE? -(using a yes/no facial expression).

Signer B:  SURE -(nodding and using a facial expression denoting whatever level of enthusiasm he is feeling at the moment).

Signer A: BLACK?

Signer B:  TWO SUGAR.

So, then to appropriately teach ASL you must provide context through props and role playing as well as through storytelling.

 


For a practice quiz, visit: Lesson 27 Practice Quiz
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded quizzes for this lesson.

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Curriculum revision notes and lesson archive:
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Below are sentences and or signs which are being phased out of this lesson as well as other material that may be phased into the lesson.
Proposed sign: LUCKY

HOW-MANY TABLESPOON BUTTER FOR COOK EGG?
TABLESPOON
TEASPOON