Video and Multimedia

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Multimedia Links

  • Video: an example of some basic ASL signs. Note that some of these are minimal pairs – see if you can identify them. If you know a signer, see if s/he can show you some minimal pairs for taboo or swear words, so you don’t make those mistakes, of course!
  • Video: Birth of a Language – clip from a documentary with Judy Kegl examining the development of Nicaraguan Sign Language, also showing an adult homesigner. PBS, WGBH
  • Video: showing and explaining differences between ASL and SEE (signing exact English), with a voice over translation.  
  • Audio: An interview involving Professor Emmorey: the transcript, along with some still shots. Australian Broadcasting Corporation