Features of ASL Signs

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 five features of an ASL sign

Parts of an ASL sign
  • Handshape
What shape is your hand making when producing the sign?
  • Location
Where on your body or face is the sign?
  • Movement
How does the sign move?
  • Nonmanual Features
What is your face, eyes, mouth, eyebrows or body doing while you produce this sign?

Now, choose two signs that you know....   BOY and GIRL

What is the location for boy?
Answer: forehead

What is the handshape for girl?
Answer: A handshape
What is the palm orientation for girl?
Answer: palm facing inward

What is the movement for boy?
Answer: hand opens and closes