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31 rows A classifier (in ASL) is a sign that represents a general category of things, shapes, or sizes

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  • Classifiers in American Sign Language - dummies
    Classifiers in American Sign Language - dummies

    The manual letter-C handshape can be a muscle on an arm, a drinking glass, or a wad of dollars in the hand. This classifier can be anything in an arch shape. The manual letter-F handshape can be coins on a hand, small rocks, or polka dots on a shirt, anything in a small round shape

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  • Classifiers: a list of CL handshapes - Sign Language
    Classifiers: a list of CL handshapes - Sign Language

    Examples of classifier handshapes in sign language. A list below outlines some examples of how classifier handshapes can be used in American Sign Language (ASL). Note that you should name a noun first before using a classifier in sentences. CL:1 - pen, pencil, pole, an upright person, ... CL:2 - two persons standing or walking side by side (CL:2 up), one person standing (CL:2 down), person lying

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  • American Sign Language (ASL) Classifiers
    American Sign Language (ASL) Classifiers

    American Sign Language: Classifiers. Classifiers are special signs that can be used to show size, shape, location, orientation, direction, and movement path. The topic of classifiers is so complex and worthy of discussion that I've decided to develop a special section for it

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  • Identify different classes of classifiers - Sign Language
    Identify different classes of classifiers - Sign Language

    Identify different classes of classifiers. Classifier is a linguistic symbol that represents a class or group of objects or subjects. It represents a group of referents. In ASL, a noun should be signed first before using its classifier to refer to it until a subject or noun is changed. A classifier can be integrated into a pronoun, an adjective, a verb, an adverb, and/or a preposition

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  • The Classifier System in American Sign Language | Ted
    The Classifier System in American Sign Language | Ted

    The Classifier System in American Sign Language | Ted Suppalla. Article published in: Noun Classes and Categorization: Proceedings of a symposium on categorization and noun classification, Eugene, Oregon, October 1983. Edited by Colette G. Craig

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  • Classifiers in American Sign Language
    Classifiers in American Sign Language

    Depicting Verbs (Classifiers) are used in American Sign Language to show movement, location, and appearance. After a signer indicates what is being depicted (car, truck, bus, etc.), a classifier can be used in its place to show where and how it moves, what it looks like, and where it is located

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  • Introducing classifiers in sign language
    Introducing classifiers in sign language

    A classifier, abbreviated CL, in sign language is a signed morpheme or term that represents a particular group of objects or referents. It indicates the group to which a noun belongs. For example, the classifier horizontal 3-handshape can represent an object in a group of vehicles such as car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, submarine, etc

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  • Classifiers in ASL - Learn ASL Language
    Classifiers in ASL - Learn ASL Language

    CLASSIFIER 1 (CL:1) The 1 handshape classifier can be used for various things. Example: It could be used to show a person walking or, it could be used to describe a an object: knife, pencil, stick. This classifier can also be to explain the width/how skinny an object is

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  • Body Classifier (BCL) in American Sign Language
    Body Classifier (BCL) in American Sign Language

    Body Classifiers in American Sign Language. Body Classifier (BCL) is a type of classifier that refers to a part of the body within the frame of the signing area. E.g. arm, head, etc. Unlike BPCL (body part CL), it is used directly by the part of a body. For example, hands holding a person , tapping on a person's shoulder, etc

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  • Prepositions and locatives in American Sign Language
    Prepositions and locatives in American Sign Language

    Prepositions in sign language due to its visual-spatial nature are expressed richly in verb phrases (predicates) in various ways using classifiers, locatives, agreement verbs, spatial referencing, and more that work differently from spoken language. Sometimes, just linear words in

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  • American Sign Language Classifiers - Verywell Health
    American Sign Language Classifiers - Verywell Health

    Jan 16, 2020 American Sign Language (ASL) classifiers show where someone or something is moving, where it is, and its appearance (e.g., size and shape). In sign language, an ASL classifier serves the same purpose as a pronoun in English. First, the word must be used, then the ASL classifier can be used to represent the word

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  • THE ACQUISITION OF CLASSIFIERS IN AMERICAN SIGN
    THE ACQUISITION OF CLASSIFIERS IN AMERICAN SIGN

    classifiers in American Sign Language, by obtaining data on production, comprehension, and imitation from nine children aged three to eleven years. All nine children are congeni tally, profoundly deaf and have deaf parents. In all cases classifiers were mastered much later than would be predicted from a timetable for signs with similar

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  • American Sign Language Classifiers Lesson X
    American Sign Language Classifiers Lesson X

    The list of classifiers below is a work in progress and is therefore not complete. It is not put forth as a comprehensive list of all the classifiers that are being used in American Sign Language, or how they are being used. it is simply a list of many of the more common classifiers

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