What Is Sign Language

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What Is Sign Language

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

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