Deaf Community
Fingerspelling
Parameters
Name that Sign
Acronyms
100

1. audiological (experiencing actual hearing loss)

2. attitudinal (thoughts and emotions towards the deaf) 

3. linguistic (knowing and using ASL)

What are three ways into the Deaf Community?

100

these two letters point to the side

What are letters G and H?

100

this parameter has to do with which way the palm of the hand is facing for any particular sign

What is palm orientation?

100

Handshape: H/U (both hands)

Location: neutral sign space, dominant hand on top

Movement: dominant hand taps non-dominant hand twice

Palm Orientation: dominant hand (top) palm toward opposite shoulder; non-dominant (bottom) hand toward opposite elbow.

Non-manual marker: none

What is NAME?

100

ASL

What is American Sign Language?

200
members of this community view the experience as positive, and they are proud to be a part of it

What is the Deaf Community?

200
hold each letter's handshape for the same amount of time and keep the dominant hand in the neutral space in front of the dominant shoulder
How do you fingerspell?
200

this parameter refers to the placement of the hands in the sign space in reference to the body while forming a sign

What is location?

200

Handshape: N

Location: neutral sign space

Movement: open & close

Palm Orientation: toward audience

Non-manual marker: shaking head

What is NO?

200

D/HH

What is Deaf and Hard of Hearing?
300

the language used by deaf people in the US and Canada

What is ASL?

300

the signer's dominant hand

Which hand is used for fingerspelling?

300

this parameter refers to how a signer holds their fingers and wrists in the sign space

What is handshape?
300

Handshape: 1

Location: center of upper chest

Movement: from neutral space to touching the body

Palm Orientation: to the side, depending on the signer's dominance

Non-manual marker: none

What is ME?

300

SLI

What is sign language interpreter?

400

deaf people, deaf-blind people, hard of hearing people, hearing parents of deaf children, deaf advocates, and sign language interpreters 

Who is part of the Deaf Community?

400

what you should do when you see gloss with hyphens between the letters, or when you see (fs)

What is fingerspell?

400

this parameter refers to how signs travel from one place in the signer's sign space to another

What is movement?

400

Handshape: flat b

Location: forward in the sign space

Movement: pushed out toward intended referent 

Palm Orientation: facing intended referent

Non-manual marker:none

What is YOUR?

400

CODA

What is a child of a deaf adult?

500

those who support the values and who are accepted by others within 




Who is allowed into the Deaf Community?

500
these two letters point down to the ground

What are P and Q?

500

this parameter is the only one NOT on the hands; rather, it shows on in the eyes or on the mouth

What are non-manual markers?

500

Handshape: 1

Location: at the lower lip, chin area

Movement: two clockwise circles (out then down)

Palm Orientation: towards the floor

Non-manual marker: none 

What is HEARING?

500

SODA

What is a sibling or spouse of a deaf adult?

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