Classifiers: The Paintbrush of ASL

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Classifiers Question + Practice
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Classifiers: The Paintbrush of ASL
1.
Define what a classifier is.
2.
What is the sign structure that must be used for using classifiers?
3.
What two categories do classifiers describe in the language?
4.
Classifiers are identified in three parts. What are they?
5.
Classifiers are various handshapes that represent a noun. But, classifiers also show
_____________________ and _______________________.
6. T
F
The movement of a classifier for a person or animal in the signing space is random.
7. T
F
Most classifiers can represent more than one physical characteristic.
8. T
F
CL: 1 can be used to describe an animal.
9. T
F
Classifiers will help you paint visual images in space.
10. T
F
Classifiers are unique to ASL.
11. T
F
CL: 3 can be used to describe a boat.
12. T
F
An important feature of the classifier is the way it moves.
13. T
F
CL: B can represent a thumbtack.
14.
CL: 1
CL: B
CL: C
CL: V
Give examples of the following classifiers. Include location and movement in each sentence. Be
sure to write them in English and ASL gloss.
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