Receptive and Expressive modes of… English and American Sign Language Receptive English Aural ASL Visual Expressive English Oral ASL Gestural English is… Receptive / Expressive Aural/ Oral ASL is… Receptive / Expressive Visual /Gestural Discuss these questions with your table group: Why are spoken languages written? Why doesn’t sign language have a written form? Could a visual language convey movement in a written form? Do linguists (people who study languages) attempt to write ASL? Can ASL be documented? If so, how? Why are spoken languages written? To give them a visual form or a visual way to be accessed. Why doesn’t sign language have a written form? Because it is already visual. Could a visual language convey movement in a written form? In a linear English way or a still picture with dotted lines to reference movement. Do linguists (people who study languages) attempt to write ASL? They do in order to communicate to the English speaking people who do not understand ASL. Can ASL be documented? If so, how? Yes, video. Ontemontopia expressive This a term used in linguistics to mean a word that sounds like what the sound is: Plop Ping Splash Plink Crash Clang Bang This only happens in an oral/aural language. Why? ASL has no signs that explain sounds; Why? What does it have instead? Discuss this with your table group; try to come to an agreement. Remember to think the about expressive component of ASL. ASL is Symbolic or Iconic or it looks like what it is. Spoken languages Can English “say” a word that looks like what it is? Why or why not? Discuss this with your table group. All languages have a receptive and an expressive component English is an________ /__________ language. ASL is a _________/__________ language.