1000 Fingerspelled Words     

This multi-day presentation is the FIRST-EVER
comprehensive and intensive listing of most of the fingerspelled words that Deaf people use in their day-to-day lives. It introduces you to a brief history of fingerspelling, provides principles for effective production and reception of fingerspelling and contains 45 categories of fingerspelled words within an ASL sentence. You will also see the same fingerspelled word isolated in a frame that you can view at normal pace or at 2 speeds slower than normal. There are stories accompanying several categories giving you the opportunity to see a variety of signers fingerspelling stories and a section on lexicalized fingerspelled words to assist you with developing and honing your fingerspelling skills. There are questions for each category and activities to challenge you to practice both your expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills. CAUTION: if it is fingerspelling practice you want, this is the workshop for you! Signs of Development will not be responsible for eye fatigue or the need for finger splints after such intensive practice but it does guarantee your receptive fingerspelling will be improved!

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