The Book of Name Signs: Naming in American Sign Language
Unveiling fascinating insights about the origins of American Sign Language name signs, this book shows how they serve the same function as proper names used in the hearing community. It also details how the history of the name sign system dates back to the early years of deaf education. Included for reference is a list of more than 500 name signs available for appropriate selection and illustrated charts.
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alphabetical handshapes American Sign Language Arbitrary Name Sign ASL name signs ASL sign assigning name born to hearing chin location classifier handshape Deaf and hearing deaf children Deaf community Deaf parents deaf student Descriptive Name Sign discussed earlier DNSes Dual Locations Edward Miner Gallaudet Epee's existing name sign family unity fingerspelled name France French Sign Language Gallaudet University hearing islanders hearing member hearing person possess identical name sign initialized signs language planning last name Laurent Clerc learning ASL locations and movement Locations on Body manual alphabet Martha's Vineyard Mindess modified NAME SIGN LIST name sign system name sign tradition name sign type NAME SIGNS NAME non-traditional name sign novice signers number of hearing peers Pennsylvania School Personal communication possessing a name reader refer represent the initial signs are formed SIGNS NAME SIGNS Single Location Supalla System originated Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet traditional name signs type of name United value system written name