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The interpreter

In this video, Delfina discusses the role of the sign language interpreter. What is one of the main differences between a sign language interpreter and an interpreter for spoken languages?

Alphabets

Sign languages use the finger alphabet to refer to proper nouns, names of towns or concepts that don’t have a sign. Each sign language has its own finger alphabet and …

Week 2 wrap-up

In what follows, you will find a summary of the most relevant aspects of this week. We also include a couple of recommendations. We hope this might be useful! Iconicity …

A living alphabet

In this video, Delifina shows you the signs for each letter of the alphabet in LSC. You may want to watch this video several times to practice. Don’t hesitate to …

Language and modality: basics

The specific gestures of a community can become linguistic signs in sign language. A gesture can be differentiated from a linguistic sign. It is is a paralinguistic element with expressive …

Sign languages, gestures and iconicity

For those who are new to sign language, please note: this step contains advanced information. We encourage you to read the article because it will introduce you to some key …

Say hello and introduce yourself

In this video, Alexandra demonstrates common signs for greeting others and introducing yourself. Remember: you can slow the video down to half the speed to better see how the signs …

Week 1 wrap-up

Below you’ll find a summary of our general orientations, management issues and some clarifications: Contents of the course. Every week deals with two major themes: learning the language and thinking …

Signs can be arbitrary or iconic

In this video, Santi explains the difference between arbitrary and iconic signs. Can you think of some examples of each type of sign? Post them in the Comments. Remember, you …

Hello! I’m Delfina

Watch the video to learn more about Delfina, an educator on this course. Remember: you can slow the video down to half the speed to better see how the signs …

Faces and introductions

Here are the most common expressions for greeting and introducing yourself. We’ve presented them in a static format so you can print them if you like. Remember that in Step …

Hello! I’m Santi

Watch the video to learn more about Santiago (Santi), an educator on this course. Remember: you can slow the video down to half the speed to better see how the …
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