Sign Language

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Sign Language

  1. 1. Sign language
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Deaf people </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of languages </li></ul><ul><li>Legal recognition </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Has existed a long time </li></ul><ul><li>16th century in Spain </li></ul><ul><li>18th century – alphabet </li></ul><ul><li>1755 first school in Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Observating deaf people </li></ul>
  4. 4. Linguistics <ul><li>Rich and complex </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar of their own </li></ul><ul><li>Not dependent on oral languages </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Fingerspelling </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Develop on their own </li></ul><ul><li>Expresses even more </li></ul><ul><li>No universal language </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classification <ul><li>No clear classification </li></ul><ul><li>Very little historical research </li></ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese, French, Scandinavian sign language groups </li></ul>
  7. 7. Writing <ul><li>Difficult to write down </li></ul><ul><li>Usually not written </li></ul><ul><li>Several attempts </li></ul><ul><li>SignWriting </li></ul><ul><li>Stokoe notation </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Jack and Jill went up the hill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To fetch a pail of water. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jack fell down and broke his crown, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And Jill came tumbling after. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Using <ul><li>hand, face, head, or other body movements </li></ul><ul><li>three-dimensional space </li></ul><ul><li>one hand or two </li></ul>
  10. 10. Estonian sign language <ul><li>2006 became official </li></ul><ul><li>2000 deaf people </li></ul><ul><li>Differs in signs </li></ul><ul><li>Russian & Finnish sign language </li></ul><ul><li>School for the deaf in 1866 </li></ul><ul><li>Tartu University </li></ul>
  11. 12. References <ul><li>http://sinine.ehi.ee/ehi/oppetool/lopetajad/merilin/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonian_Sign_Language </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_language </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/getdocument.aspx?logid=5&id=AF0B6C4C-AF9F-4369-A424-CAE4BC623E27 </li></ul>

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