Essays Tagged: "American Sign Language"

Cultural Communication and the Disabled.

e deafness may be feared by them.Language is found to be fully developed among the deaf, and A S L (American Sign Language) is now taken as a distinct language in its own right. The use of euphemisms ... They are regarded as less able to express themselves, to communicate. Yet this is not the case. The American Sign Language is adequate and flexible, and the deaf have their own pride and tend not to b ...

(4 pages) 188 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Communicating with Sign language

into the endless ocean of expression and allowed my hands to grow a voice.It began simply with the American Sign Language alphabet when a short, round woman came to my class on Diversity Day to teach ... om corner to corner, the walls were decorated with clippings and posters pertaining to Deafness and American Sign Language. Pictures of signing hands hung from the bulletin boards. I knew then that I ...

(2 pages) 65 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Next of Kin

ed to display many caring emotions that are coming amongst us humans. As a result, with the help of American Sign Language, Roger had helped a young chimp develop and display a human-like capacity for ...

(5 pages) 49 0 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Deaf Culture versus Deaf Community

voice at the same time. A common misconception is that Sign Language is English turning into signs. American Sign Language can not be signed and voiced at the same time. Doing so results in Pidgin Sig ...

(4 pages) 102 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


Random 209). Human society is keenly aware of ethnic cultures such as the Hispanic culture, African-American culture, and even the Asian culture. However, society seldom acknowledges the non-ethnic cu ... f individuals may not always be able to communicate verbally, so an alternate language was created, American Sign Language (ASL). "ASL dates back to 1817, when Thomas Galluadet, a hearing preacher fro ...

(9 pages) 131 4 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Deaf Culture and perspectives regarding deaf culture: Medical verse Cultural

In recent years (beginning as early as 1980 with increased awareness of and acceptance of American Sign Language) it has become clear that one can adopt either of two opposing perspectives w ...

(2 pages) 47 1 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

How do we determine the intended meaning of a metaphor?

fer to a superordinate category without a conventional name of its own. Many natural languages e.g. American Sign Language (ASL), American Indian languages, Southeast Asian languages: Burmese employ a ...

(8 pages) 55 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Business Research Application Essay

ves for being a leader in Early Childhood Education. Three new ideas for research are incorporating American Sign Language with infants and toddlers, teaching a second language in the classroom, and t ... state funding for all its programs.Research the Use of Sign Language with Infants and ToddlersUsing American Sign Language with infants and toddlers is not a new concept. Research of the effects and b ...

(5 pages) 80 0 4.2 Feb/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Sign Language in Development: History of American Sign language based on the article "Arbitrariness and Iconicity: Historical Change in American Sign Language" by Nancy Frishberg

oductionThis report is based on the article “Arbitrariness and Iconicity: Historical Change in American Sign Language” (Language 51, 1975) by Nancy Frishberg. First we will summarise Frishbe ... ions.Frishberg’s ArticleIn her article “Arbitrariness and Iconicity: Historical Change in American Sign Language” Frishberg discusses the American Sign Language and the change throughou ...

(10 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays

ASL Vs. Oralism

e drawback. In the case of appropriate educational methods, there are two positions to choose from: American Sign Language (ASL) or Oralism (I have excluded all other possibilities for simple comparis ... ies for simple comparison). American Sign Language is a visual, gestural language used by many Deaf Americans today. One method of teaching, called Bilingual-Bicultural education, hopes to introduce c ...

(7 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Huckelberry and finn

persistent to teach Helen to communicate. After much hard work, Anne was successful in teaching her American Sign Language. Eventually, Helen went to a regular public school. She graduated with ...

(2 pages) 406 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Use of Language in Primates

rch. This is evident in such successful stories like that of Koko, a gorilla, who was taught to use American Sign Language to express her feelings as well as Washoe, a chimpanzee, who was similarly ta ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Comparative Essay of "Mother Tongue" by Betty Quan, and an excerpt from "Jade Peony".

she serves as a bridge between her deaf brother Steve, and her mother who does not speak English or American Sign Language (ASL). It is interesting to note that the mother in Quan's play comes to Cana ...

(7 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Exploring the importance of hearing

ad to rely on my eyes to see things. Such as reading lips within conversations and attempting to do sign language and to look at my surroundings.SummaryI have a new found respect for people can't hear ... attended a public school preschool class which taught an oral communication approach; therefore, no sign language was used in the oral preschool classroom setting. The class was staffed by one teacher ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

Why Are More Students Taking Online Classes

offering online classes is that they offer more than just your usual courses. Right now I am taking American Sign Language through an online school. I also have friends that are taking some really int ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education