Everything you need to know about Sign Language in Houston
American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language used predominantly across the United States and in English-speaking parts of Canada. ASL is accepted by many high schools, colleges, and universities across Houstonand surroundingarea such as Pasadena, The Woodland, Galveston& Sugar Landin fulfilment of world language/language other than English academic requirements.
Sign language is communication via gesture language
As its name signifies, Sign language is a local verbal expression which uses signals, hand shapes, body movements, and facial expression to show emotions, experiences and ideas.
Sign language have their own grammar
Grammar is a set of instructions for using a particular language and ASL has its own grammar set, separate from English. That means it has its own rules for conjugation, pragmatics, phonology and syntax.
Brain damage affects sign language in the same way it affects spoken language
The left hemisphere is mainly responsible for understanding and producing verbal language, any damages to it can affect sign language in the same way it affects spoken language. Itplays a very vital role in supporting sign language. A person with a damaged left hemisphere may be able to produce signs, but may not be able to put them in the correct form. They may be able to produce sentences, but with the signs formed incorrectly, creating a strange accent.
Different countries have different Sign Languages
There are more than three hundred sign languages used all over the world. Countries such as India and Pakistan share their sign language, and in some countries like Tanzania and Sri Lanka each and every school has its own deaf language. Each village or area may have its own sign language other than what schools or universities provide. Some of the sign languages used in different parts of the world are listed below-
- UK British Sign Language (BSL)
- Ireland Irish Sign Language (ISL)
- Australia Auslan (Australian Sign Language)
- Spain Spanish Sign Language (SSL)
- Japan Japanese Sign Language (JSL)
- Sweden Swedish Sign Language (TSP)
- Portugal Portuguese Sign Language (PSR)
Sign Language does not represent spoken language
Sign Language is not just a sign version of local languages. It is completely different from the verbal languages. For example, British Sign Language and American Sign Language (ASL) are totally different.
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