- ASL Idioms
American Sign Language(ASL) is the main language of members of the Deaf communityin the United States. One major component of their language is the use of idioms. The validity of these idioms have often been questioned or confused with metaphorical language. It is important to first define the term "idiom" as, "A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements," (Idiom, 2007). The following examples are written in ASL "glossing". These idioms further validate ASL as a language unique and independent of English. Idioms in ASL bond people in the Deaf community because they are expressions that only members of the in-group can understand.
"TRAIN-GO-SORRY" is one of the most widely-used idioms and is similar to the English idiom "You missed the boat" (Cohen, 1995). Another variation of this idiom is "CIGARETTE-GONE" (Vicars, 2005).
"COW-IT" is roughly translated into "I don't care for [something] " (Schmidt, 2007).
"FINISH-TOUCH" is the ASL idiom that is similar to the English phrase, "Been there, done that" (Vicars, 2005).
"I-I-I," the letter, not "ME," signed repeatedly with alternating hands on the chest is an idiom that is translated into the English word "egotistical" (Duncan et al.).
Profanity in ASL
* Cohen, L. (1995). "Train Go Sorry". New York, NY: Vintage.
* Duncan et al. "ASL Idioms." "ASL Pro". Retrieved October 6, 2007 from [http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/phrases.cgi]
* idiom. (n.d.). The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved October 6, 2007, from [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/idiom]
* Schmidt, M. (2007). ASL Story. "Oh, I see." Retrieved October 6, 2007, from [http://drmzz.blogspot.com/2007/04/y-signs-asl-story.html#8981611823777523820]
* Vicars, W. (2005). "Idioms in ASL." American Sign Language University. Retrieved October 6, 2007, from [http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/idioms.htm]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
См. также в других словарях:
American Sign Language — Infobox Language name=American Sign Language nativename= states=United States, Canada region=Anglophone North America signers=500,000 to 2 million in the USA alone (others unknown) family=emerging primarily from Old French Sign Language, with… … Wikipedia
Profanity in American Sign Language — American Sign Language (ASL) the sign language used by the Deaf Community throughout most of North America, has a rich vocabulary of terms which include profanity. Within Deaf culture, there is a distinction drawn between signs used to curse… … Wikipedia
Profanity in American sign language — American Sign Language, the sign language used by the Deaf Community throughout most of North America, has a rich vocabulary of terms which include profanity. Within Deaf culture, there is a distinction drawn between signs used to curse versus… … Wikipedia
Americas — Area 42,549,000 km2 … Wikipedia
HEBREW LANGUAGE — This entry is arranged according to the following scheme: pre biblical biblical the dead sea scrolls mishnaic medieval modern period A detailed table of contents precedes each section. PRE BIBLICAL nature of the evidence the sources phonology… … Encyclopedia of Judaism