How mutually intelligible are sign languages of the same family? And how widespread is International Sign? [more inside]
Baby sign language in a bilingual household research: I'm American, Dad's Italian and we live in Italy. When Lil' Peanut is old enough, should we go with ASL or LIS? Or am I beanplating this?
Should we teach our baby sign language? [more inside]
I'm interested in learning about types of codes and signals that people use to translate language in various circumstances. [more inside]
I'm learning sign language, and I thought it'd be fun to practice by making music videos. I'm hearing, but I'd like my videos to be interesting even without sound. Know any suitable songs for this? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for instructional sign language DVDs for babies. [more inside]
Is there such thing as a gesticular version of a pun or word play in American Sign Language? [more inside]
I'm losing my hearing. What are my options? [more inside]
What is the purpose of sign language interpretation at the opera? [more inside]
Tonight around midnight, in South City St. Louis, MO, my mom pulled up to a stoplight left of a pickup truck, and the thirty-something, white, crew-cut haired driver flashed her a hand sign that looked, from her perspective, like the letter "C." He did this several times over the next couple minutes whenever he pulled along side her, until she managed to lose him. Has anyone seen this before or know what it means?
What's a good way to learn ASL in Washington, DC? I'm aware of Gallaudet, but it looks as if I've missed the fall enrollment deadline for classes. I can enroll in the springtime, of course, but in the meantime, I'd like to start learning how to converse with the deaf community in DC. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me more about "ixaratte"? It's supposed to be a complicated court sign-language of the Ottoman empire. [more inside]
Learning ASL in Houston [more inside]
Know of any yoga classes in the San Francisco Bay Area that are in Spanish or in sign language? [more inside]
If you are good at both talking and signing, to what extent can you have two simultaneous and different conversations going at the same time?
Baby signing classes in Socal next week? [more inside]
I'm working on some basic sign language with my 14 month old, and now that the weather's warming up, he has a real need to communicate the word "outside" when he wants to go out and play (he'll go over to the door and babble, but it would be great if he could come to me and tell me what he wants). Can someone explain (or link to a site with picture/video) the sign for "outside," "outdoors," or something similar? Bonus if the gesture is fairly simple so that my son can catch on quickly.
I'd love to know how many calories one burns during sign language interpreting - I think this might interest a lot of interpreters, actually. [more inside]
A question for those familiar with American Sign Language (or other signed languages): When hearing speakers are surprised or shocked or wish to indicate they have just said something they shouldn't they often clap their hands over their mouth. This is usually immediate and seems almost involuntary. Is there something similar used by deaf signers or do they tend to use the same gesture hearing people do? [more inside]
Does the concept of "rhyme" exist in sign language? [more inside]