Date: Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:45
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: Eliciting Sign Language data
thanks for your suggestions
if you have any idea of where I could purchase such picture-cards, please let me
Charles Butler wrote:
> Well, I remember in my total immersion American Sign Language class we were
> given objects (a ball, various tinkertoys, various objects in a room) and
> asked to describe them using only sign language. This elicited a lot of
> gesture, mime, and slowly defined ASL that was gramattically shaped by
> ongoing discussion with our teacher. Picture cards could work the same way.
> Humans have the amazing capacity to create stories so having multiple
> picture cards and asking the group to "create a story" using them all, I
> would think, would elicit "grammar" and "morphology" from context.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Maria Azzopardi
> Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:28 AM
> Subject: Eliciting Sign Language data
> > Dear list,
> > Does anybody out there know of any resources that can be used for
> > eliciting sign language data?
> > So far I've used picture stories, which have helped to provide very rich
> > data. However I would like to try out something new-such as picture
> > cards.
> > The thing is, I intend to focus on the verbal morphology of LSM so maybe
> > picture cards are not suitable for this.
> > Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated,
> > Grazzi :O)
> > -maria