Master ASL Unit 5

Master ASL Unit 5

Master ASL Unit 5 Classifiers Classifiers ASL handshapes used to convey nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions depending on their use and context. These handshapes are called Classifiers Classifiers are used a great deal in ASL, and have a huge influence in the language. How to Use Classifiers Draw a picture of a person jumping into a

pool. What did you draw first? Second? Third? Draw a picture of a book on a bookshelf. What did you draw first? Second?

Third? How to Use Classifiers Rule 1: Always identify the classifier first person, place, or thing. Rule 2: Pick the correct handshape to convey the classifier. Ex: The man ran away.

Ex: Man upright uses the CL:1. Rule 3: Use the classifier to show the movement, location, or appearance in your sentence. Ex: MAN IX-he CL:1 run away CL: 1 Represents a person: Where the person is (location)

What the person is doing (action) ROOM CORNER WOMAN CL:1 pacing back and forth What the person looks like (manner-adjective) ROOM CORNER WOMAN CL:1 ROOM CORNER WOMAN CL:1 fat

How the person is doing something (manneradverb) ROOM CORNER WOMAN CL:1 sloppily pacing back and forth CL: 1 Represents thin, cylindrical objects (poles, logs, pencils): Where the object is (location)

What the object is doing (action) DESK PENCIL CL:1 fall off What the object looks like (manner) DESK PENCIL CL:1 in front DESK PENCIL CL:1 thin Represents the tracing of an outline:

Heart shaped mirror Bulletin Board Rectangular table vs. Circular table Practice using CL: 1 That man is hunched over. He ran that way!

She is moving at a snails pace. He turned around. He went that way, and she went the other way. The two people bowed to each other. Practice using CL:1 CL:/\ or CL: 2 fingers down Represents the action of a persons legs Represents the action of a persons eyes

STUDENT IX-she CL: 2 fingers down walk fast TEACHER HOMEWORK PASS-OUT STUDENT IXshe CL: 2 fingers down roll eyes Represents the persons whole body BOY CLASS RUN-TO PAPER IX-he LOOK OVER CL: 2 fingers down slip and fall on butt Practice using CL: /\

He gave me a dirty look She is walking home. He was walking and fell on the ground. I like to look around They are standing across from each other. Im watching you like a hawk! I want to lay down! He keeps looking at me and looking away. Using both CL:/\ and CL:1

Can you walk on a balance beam? The mother examined the boy from head to toe. He walked over to the man laying on the floor. Dont trip on that thing. Im learning how to logroll. Classifiers: Vocabulary from book CL: 3 Represents a vehicle: bicycles, cars, motorcycles, boats Manipulate the classifier to reflect directions of travel and/or speed and include facial expressions and other NMS as needed.

CAR CL:3 MOTORCYCLE CL:3 ACCIDENT BOAT CL:3 SINK BUS CL:3 pull over PEOPLE CL:1 walk up to bus GET IN Practice using CL: 3

The car drove right past me. The two motorcycles were racing. The bus was going up the hill stopped and started coming down the hill backwards. The boat was tossed on the waves The motorcycle went over a bumpy road. The bus hit a car coming around the corner

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