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  • 1. WHAT IS SIGN LANGUAGE
  • 2. THE BASIS OF ALL COMMUNICATION IS A MANUAL FORM
  • 3. WHEN WE FIND ORAL COMMUNICATION INEFFECTIVE WE USE OUR HANDS TO TALK
  • 4. IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY WHEN PEOPLE ARE FAR AWAY WHEN OTHERS ARE TALKING AROUND US
  • 5. ALL OF USE GESTURES WHEN WE SPEAK. THESE HAVE MEANINGS OF THEIR OWN OR ARE ATTACHED TO SPOKEN WORDS
  • 6. DEAF PEOPLE USE A SET OF SIGNS OR MANUAL CLUES TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES.
  • 7. IN ANY SITUATION WHERE DEAF PEOPLE INTERACT A SIGNING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WILL ESTABLISH ITSELF AMONG THEM
  • 8. THE SET OF SIGNS THAT IS USED BY A SIGNING DEAF COMMUNITY TO COMMUNICATE AMONG THEMSELVES IS SIGN LANGUAGE.
  • 9. DEAF PEOPLE USE SIGN LANGUAGE
  • 10. THERE IS NO UNIFORM SIGN LANGUAGE ACROSS THE WORLD
  • 11. EACH COUNTRY HAS THEIR OWN SIGN LANGUAGE
  • 12. EACH COMMUNITY OF DEAF PERSONS DEVELOPS THEIR OWN SIGN LANGUAGE
  • 13. WHERE SIGN LANGUAGE IS NOT TAUGHT TO THE CHILDREN THEY DEVELOP THEIR OWN SIGNS FOR COMMUNICATION AMONG EACH OTHER. (SHROYER 1982)
  • 14. DEAF CHILDREN OF DEAF PARENTS ARE OFTEN CREDITED WITH PROPAGATING SIGN LANGUAGE IN SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF
  • 15. SCHOOLS WHERE NONE OF THE DEAF CHILDREN HAVE DEAF PARENTS ALSO DEVELOP A SIGN LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN.
  • 16. IN MANY CASES SIGN LANGUAGES HAVE SYNONYMS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO THE RICHNESS AND REGIONAL DIVERSITY
  • 17. ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGE !
  • 18. SIGN LANGUAGE IS A MANUAL LANGUAGE
  • 19. SIGN LANGUAGE IS NOT THE MANUAL FORM OF A SPOKEN LANGUAGE.
  • 20. MANUALLY CODED LANGUAGES FOLLOW THE GRAMMAR AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE
  • 21. SIGN LANGUAGE HAS NO WRITTEN FORM IN COMMON USE UNLIKE MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES
  • 22. SIGN LANGUAGE HAS ITS OWN GRAMMAR, SYNTAX AND IDIOM
  • 23. DEAF PERSONS MAY SOMETIMES SPEAK IN THEIR OWN PARENTS LANGUAGE WHILE THEY SIGN
  • 24. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A STANDARDISED LANGUAGE
  • 25. SIGN LANGUAGES ARE EVOLVING AND NEW VOCABULARY IS INTRODUCED BY THE SIGNING DEAF COMMUNITY
  • 26. IN INDIA DR ZESHAN HAS ESTABLISHED THAT INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE IS A PROPER LANGUAGE BEARING ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LANGUAGE.
  • 27. SIGN LANGUAGES PROVIDE DEAF PEOPLE WITH ALL THE COMUNICATION SUPPORT THEY NEED
  • 28. A DEAF PERSON WHO IS ABLE TO SPEAK CAN ALSO USE SIGN LANGUAGE
  • 29. SIGN LANGUAGE IS AN EASY FAST MEANS OF COMMUNICATION WHICH FULFILLS ALL THE NEEDS OF THEDEAF PERSON.
  • 30. IN MANY COUNTRIES THE SIGN LANGUAGE OF THE COUNTRY IS A LEGALLY RECOGNISED LANGUAGE.
  • 31. IN INDIA SIGN LANGUAGE HAS NOT BEEN ALLOWED IN SCHOOLS
  • 32. ALL DEAF CHILDREN IN SCHOOL SIGN AND WHEN THEY LEAVE SCHOOL THEY JOIN THE SIGNING ADULT DEAF COMMUNITY
  • 33. PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE DEAF IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE IS A VERY IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THEIR REHABILITATION
  • 34. DEAF PEOPLE WHO SIGN ARE NOT STUPID
  • 35. DEAF PEOPLE WHO SIGN ARE NOT BACKWARD IN ANY WAY.
  • 36. SIGN LANGUAGE USE AND ACQUISITION STIMULATE THE DEAF CHILD’S BRAIN IN THE SAME WAY SPOKEN LANGUAGES DO FOR THE HEARING CHILD
  • 37. IN MOST COUNTRIES INTERPRETERS FORM THE LINK BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SERVICES AND DEAF PERSONS.
  • 38. INTERPRETERS ARE TRAINED IN SIGN LANGUAGE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATION SUPPORT FOR DEAF PEOPLE.
  • 39. SIGN LANGUAGE MUST BE TAUGHT TO DEAF CHILDREN
  • 40. WHEN DEAF CHILDREN ARE NOT EXPOSED TO SIGN LANGUAGE DURING THE CRITICAL PERIOD,THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS ARE SERIOUSLY HAMPERED.
  • 41. PARENTS AND TEACHERS CAN LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE TO TALK TO THE DEAF CHILD
  • 42. SIGN LANGUAGE IS THE PREFERRED MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION FOR DEAF PEOPLE AMONG THEMSELVES
  • 43. SIGN LANGUAGE PROVIDES FOR FREE FLOWING COMMUNICATION AND EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AT A NORMAL PACE.
  • 44. SIGN LANGUAGE IS THE NATURAL LANGUAGE OF THE DEAF
  • 45. THANK YOU