|In ASL the face and the body
are used to demonstrate
different aspects of the grammar.
These are referred to as nonmanual markers
Nonmanual Markers will indicate if the
signer is asking a question or making a statement.
Most students new to ASL may
find using nonmanual markers a challenge.
With time students learn to understand the importance.
|The first question that we
will study is identified as a WH question.
Some examples of WH questions are:
Examples:YOUR NAME WHAT?
YOUR DOG NAME WHAT?
GIRL NAME WHAT?
producing a WH question
in American Sign Language
Specific Nonmanual Markers need to be added.
These NMM will indicate that you are asking a wh question
|The following nonmanual markers
are used in Wh questions:
Body leans forward
Make eye contact
eye brows down
hold the last sign
When asking a question, you will indicate this with you voice.
American Sign Language
When asking a question, you will indicate this will your nonmanual markers.