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  • n. Plural form of handshape.


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  • SignWriting is a writing system which uses visual symbols to represent the handshapes, movements, and facial expressions of sign languages.

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  • First off, I haven't done historical linguistics in ages now, apart from my work on diachronic changes in sign language handshapes.

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  • It made me think of poems written in the shape of something related to the poem, or about ASL "ABC" stories that play off the handshapes of fingerspelling.

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  • I make two fists—S handshapes—and tap one on the other, to simulate hard labor.

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  • Build: U handshapes, stacking one on top of the other over and over.

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  • Play: two Y handshapes, caught at the pinkies to shake. “—or build a road in your sandbox...”

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  • Their results show that the information contained in the 45 handshapes making up the American Sign Language is higher than the amount of information contained in phonemes. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Scientists Andrew Chong and colleagues at Princeton University in New Jersey have been studying the empirical entropy and redundancy in American Sign Language handshapes to find an answer to the puzzle. - latest science and technology news stories

  • • Sign on your child's body to model placement and form of signs - where signs occur and correct handshapes • Move the object of interest between you and your child (if possible, hold it up by your face) so that signing about the object can take place in your conversational space

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  • Slide 39: Etapas del desarrollo del "American Sign Language:" Cinco a Seis años de edad Lenguaje Expresivo: Caracteristicas que su niño puede exhibir: • Utiliza constantemente formas mauales complejas (handshapes) de forma clara • Su deletreo manual es mas claro • Utiliza apropiadamente oraciones complejas www. / peggiesplace / fun. htm

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