Most people think of fingerspelling in ASL to mean stringing letters together, as simple as A-B-C. But what many don't realize is that fingerspelling in ASL has a semantical structure, grammar, and rules. There actually are "rights and wrongs" when it comes to fingerspelling, knowledge that will benefit any interpreter in their work. The main objective of this workshop is to examine the meaning of signed expressions by exploring parts of speech in-depth, subsequently leading to the understanding that fingerspelling has a role in expressing correct ASL grammar.
During this Webinar we will review the visual features of signed languages and discuss how to incorporate them in sentences and paragraphs. We will evaluate the importance of their use along with, not replacing the language used in the educational setting.
During this Webinar we will discuss the importance of fingerspelling to support key vocabulary in the educational setting. We will practice the components of producing and receiving fingerspelled words.