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THINGS TO COVER
Introduction to Sign Language
Types of Sign Language
Who use Sign Language?
Why is Sign Language Important?
Introduction to
Sign Language
INTRODUCTION
A sign language is a language which, uses manual communication and body
language to convey meaning
This invol...
Types of Sign
Language
TYPES OF SIGN
LANGUAGE
There are two types of sign language:
Alternate Sign Language
Primary Sign Language
is a system of ...
Who uses Sign
Language
WHO USES SIGN
LANGUAGE
The class of people that use sign language include the following:
Deaf
Sign language newscasters
So...
Why is Sign
Language
Important?
IMPORTANCE OF SIGN
LANGUAGE
• Have the right to exercise their civil as well as linguistic-cultural rights,
• Have the rig...
REFERENCE
REFERENCE
• George Yule, “The Study of Language”,
Third Edition.
• http://www.eud.eu/news.php?action=view
&news_id=49
• ht...
THANK
YOU
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  1. 1. THINGS TO COVER Introduction to Sign Language Types of Sign Language Who use Sign Language? Why is Sign Language Important?
  2. 2. Introduction to Sign Language
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION A sign language is a language which, uses manual communication and body language to convey meaning This involves simultaneously combining hand shapes, movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to express a speaker's thoughts Unlike gestures, sign language is like speech and is used instead of speaking, whereas gestures are mostly used while speaking
  4. 4. Types of Sign Language
  5. 5. TYPES OF SIGN LANGUAGE There are two types of sign language: Alternate Sign Language Primary Sign Language is a system of hand signals developed by speakers for limited communication in a specific context where speech cannot be used is the first language of a group of people who do not use a spoken language with each other
  6. 6. Who uses Sign Language
  7. 7. WHO USES SIGN LANGUAGE The class of people that use sign language include the following: Deaf Sign language newscasters Some parents also teach their babies sign language because it enhances their communication skills
  8. 8. Why is Sign Language Important?
  9. 9. IMPORTANCE OF SIGN LANGUAGE • Have the right to exercise their civil as well as linguistic-cultural rights, • Have the right to pursue studies/education in sign-language, • have the right to contribute in decision making, • have the right to equal and, full access to information as well as accessible communication and orientation, • have the right to assert/represent themselves in sign-language and utilize the right to vote, • have the right to use sign-language in all areas of life. 11 Sign language is important to people that cannot communicate verbally because of the following reasons:
  10. 10. REFERENCE
  11. 11. REFERENCE • George Yule, “The Study of Language”, Third Edition. • http://www.eud.eu/news.php?action=view &news_id=49 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_language 13
  12. 12. THANK YOU

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