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Interrogative clauses in LSC: content questions

What distinguishes a question from other clauses? Interrogative clauses are distinguished from declaratives due to the non-manual marking. Non-manual marking can consist of: Facial expression Movement and position of the …

Minimal pairs

When two signs differ by a single formative parameter, they are called ‘minimal pairs’. As with spoken languages, where the difference of a single phoneme can change the meaning of …

Daily activities

In this video, Santi describes the actions that Jordi takes in a typical day. Follow the illustrations in the animation to see what these actions are. Try making the signs …

Basic sign components with examples

The basic components of a sign are: handshape, location, movement, orientation and non-manual component. This article explains with more detail each component and illustrates them with the signs of different …

Basic sign components

In this video, Santi discusses the basic components of a sign: Handshape Palm orientation Movement Location Non-manual component (facial expression and body/head movement)

Nonverbal communication

When signing or speaking, facial and body expressions provide important information to the addressee. In sign languages there are two kinds of facial and body expressions: the ones which are …

Week 3 wrap-up

We spent the third week of the course learning different aspects of the deaf community, the vocabulary of numbers and food, and the name sign. Here is a summary of …

The fridge

In this video Delfina explains which food is inside the fridge. Be careful, because she’s going to say two things incorrectly. You will discover the two incorrect things in the …

The interpreter’s Code of Ethics

A sign language interpreter and an interpreter for the deaf-blind is considered to be anyone who has the corresponding accreditation obtained through formal training programmes or interpreter and interpreter-guide associations …

Santi’s trip to the market

In this video, Santi describes his trip to the market: what he bought and how much he paid. Did he forget anything?