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American Sign Language Fingerspelling B

ASL 114

American Sign Language Fingerspelling B

ASL 114

Course Description

Prerequisite: ASL 113. Continues practice of the smallest meaningful units of American Sign Language. Focuses on fingerspelling as a part of the communication process of American Language in order to recognize hand shapes and numbers used in American Sign Language. Expands the ability to generate ASL hand shapes and numbers when prompted and within the appropriate context. Addresses expressive and receptive skills. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Increase the complexity of receptive fingerspelling skills.

Objectives:

  • Recognize fingerspelled words at or near fluent speed in the context of a conversation.
  • Require fewer to no repetitions of a fingerspelled word before recognizing it in the context of a sentence or story.
  • Differentiate between alternate handshapes of certain fingerspelled letters in context.
  • Analyze fingerspelled words and distinguish their meaning.

Increase production skills in expressive fingerspelling.

Objectives:

  • Develop rhythm and fluidity of fingerspelling.
  • Produce the manual alphabet and numbers in a variety of contexts.
  • Choose and produce palm orientation, location, movement, and handshape of numbers in expressing cardinal, ordinal, time and age numbers in appropriate context.
  • Demonstrate production of fingerspelled "loan" signs from a select list.

Have production interaction with others using ASL.

Objectives:

  • Practice the rules of ASL to use fingerspelling appropriately.
  • Use fingerspelling as a part of ASL to interact with members of the signing community.
  • Communicate with other students using ASL, including fingerspelling.