If you have not heard of Hard Man I would very much recommend looking it up. I saw it when it came to my school and it was a very well made film. This movie is not only for Deaf people or people who know ASL, it does have CC as well. But if you are an ASL student, this would be a great way to help your receptive skills, and hey it’s also entertaining! You can check out ASL film’s website to see if it is going to be shown in your city.
|—||Deaf Culture Professor/CODA on people making ignorant comments about Deaf people|
ASL 1: You’re a newborn. You don’t know what you’re doing and neither do the people around you.
ASL 2: You’re in diapers now. People can get the gist of what you’re saying, but it’s probably just your parents.
ASL 3: Diapers are off and now you’re in pull-ups! You’re most likely a little cocky now too. Don’t let that get to your head, everyone has accidents eventually. (And don’t forget you were just in diapers)
ASL 4: Time for the real deal (underwear!!), but don’t be too showboaty, you’re still just a kid.
My Professor cracks me up with her analogies.
D - it’s culture, pride, acceptance, community. It’s nothing to be ashamed of and it’s not anything that can hold you back, in fact it’s the opposite.
d -“the condition of..”
|—||Deaf Culture teacher/terp/CODA on making mistakes|
CODA - Child of Deaf Adult
KODA- Kid of Deaf Adult
OCODA- Only Child of Deaf Adult
OHCODA- Only Hearing Child of Deaf Adult (siblings are Deaf as well)
SODA- Sibling of Deaf Adult
and my favorite
NERDA- Not Even Related to Deaf Adult
One of the features ASL shares with English is the use of conjunctions to join simple sentences. Many student’s can’t stop signing in English word order because they feel “wedded” to those conjunctions (i.e. and, but, because, etc.). Most of these are not ASL signs. ASL conjunctions are like those listed below. You can practice signing the glossed sentences below for practice.
ex. of ASL conjunctions:
WRONG: without warning, suddenly
FRUSTRATE: to be prevented from
HIT: unexpectedly, turned out that
FIND: find out that
HAPPEN: happened that
WRONG: [movement- Y twisted] plans being messed up
FINISH: then, completed
- ME PLAN PARTY FIND HE CAN’T COME-HERE
- TONIGHT TWO-OF-US WANT SEE MOVIE FRUSTRATE CLOSE
- SHE RESEARCH #ASL HIT SHE FIND NEW RULE++
- DEBBIE GO-THERE STORE BUY #TTY HAPPEN #TTY SALE
- ME CHAT HAPPEN HE TELL-ME HE FROM SEATTLE SAME-AS-ME
Sherry Hicks and Michael Velez came to my work today and it was AMAZING. They are so talented it’s ridiculous. They kids were going crazy, everyone loved it.
As I said before, Sherry has done amazing research in bimodal bilingualism and it’s a very interesting read. Anyway, here is some video I took from today. If you want to know more about them or book them for an event you can go to half-n-half.com
*if you don’t want to watch all of the video I would at least recommend skipping to the end to watch Michael perform “Baby” by Justin Bieber. It’s worth it.
So excited! If you haven’t heard of Sherry Hicks and Michael Velez you should look them up. They’re a CODA team that travel around the world to put on performances combining music and storytelling in ASL. They’re performing at my work on Monday and I can’t wait! Sherry and Michele Bishop also wrote a very interesting & informative article/study about CODA’s and bimodal bilingualism that you can read here.