The 5 parameters

____What are the five parameters?____

ASL


  • HANDSHAPE – There are 45 different handshapes in ASL

  • LOCATION – The location (where on the body) of each sign can change, and add grammatical information.

  • MOVEMENT – The direction that the sign moves (away from the body, towards the body) carries specific information. Repetition of movement can have grammatical information.

  • PALM ORIENTATION – Each handshape can change orientation; the palm can face out, down, up, etc.

  • FACIAL EXPRESSION – Many signs in ASL require a non-manual signal in order to be produced correctly. Others
    simply require the emotive facial expression to match the
    meaning the signer is trying to convey.

  • HANDSHAPE – There are 45 different handshapes in ASL

  • LOCATION – The location (where on the body) of each sign can change, and add grammatical information.

  • MOVEMENT – The direction that the sign moves (away from the body, towards the body) carries specific information. Repetition of movement can have grammatical information.

  • PALM ORIENTATION – Each handshape can change orientation; the palm can face out, down, up, etc.

  • FACIAL EXPRESSION – Many signs in ASL require a non-manual signal in order to be produced correctly. Others
    simply require the emotive facial expression to match the
    meaning the signer is trying to convey.

5 Parameters of ASL