1996 ASL Immersion Weekend Workshop

“How to Identify Proper ASL Grammar”
Presented by Clayton Valli

This workshop is designed to improve your American Sign Language skills by helping you understand how ASL grammar functions. Mr. Valli will discuss four major lexical categories – nouns, verbs, predicates, and adverbs as well as some minor lexical categories such as determiners, prepositions, conjunctions, and pronouns. By identifying these categories, we can understand the nature of grammar in ASL and see how it works. Additional linguistical aspects – Hold-Movement Sequentiality, Numeral Incorporation, Location, and Lexicalized Fingerspelling – will also be discussed.