psy2_lec14_asl - b No: similarity to British vs. French...

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Sign Languages s Are signed languages “real” language? b Yes: they are complete, natural languages s Do signed languages rely on the same brain areas as spoken languages? b Yes: Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas operate the same way s Is sign language universal? b No: there are many signed languages s Is American Sign Language (ASL) a visual version of spoken language?
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Unformatted text preview: b No: similarity to British vs. French Sign Language Sign Languages s Structure of ASL b Phonemes: handshape, movement, location b Morphemes: signs b Grammar: face, directional movement b Sign order vs. spoken word order b Use of 3D space s (Spoken language only has a linear channel) s Actions, comparisons...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH 2 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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