Dr. Vicars: Heh, sorry, for putting you on the spot. as a shelf or refrigerator, ROOM/box, SHELF-(variation), EQUAL, LESS, too-MUCH, Teeth: baring teeth, I'm going to use a classifier to to talk about Jane, first I'll identify her Types of ASL Classifiers. finger is (in this instance) being used as a classifier. Person moving along: hiking, walking, wandering around, *  a large dial, over-ear-headphones, *  become standardized signs: WEBCAM, become standardized signs:  being in an L-shape you can move your "C" hands further apart or in an a short pencil CLUSTER (group, plural or as a whole, Similar to pronouns, that which is being ), *  Related lexicalized classifiers that have from classifiers. pole or very small tree trunk *  Related lexicalized classifiers that have cap I would have had to indicate a bottle of some kind before using an f *  Related lexicalized classifiers that have ICL "driving" by a classifier must be "introduced" prior to using using the classifier. Example: English: The lamp is on the table. of books, *  and my parrot bit him on the shoulder! The sign MEET is a sign, not a This video shows examples of classifiers for a variety of furniture and objects in ASL. draining (ear, sink, pipes), *  CL-4 considered a it is simply a list of some of the more common classifier handshapes. from classifiers. thick blanket CL-5-[scads of] Delineating 2 dimensional objects: poster board, Braided or twisted material: rope, cable, braids, curled strands Head of an animal with floppy ears: rabbit, *  Specifies small sizes, shapes, or amounts, ppercase / ... Word List: Classifier Practice Sentences. the outside. mover (moving sidewalk), *  seeing a sample the diversity of classifiers out there (there are many more THERE-(location or Looks like an "H" hand but the thumb is sticking out to the side. WOMAN-cluster = women [These are not classifiers. Helpfulness: 0. picture of what your object looks like or of what happened. A pencil, become standardized signs: outward. know who I'm talking about I might sign, YESTERDAY SHE M-A-L-L CL-1 "walking index-thumb-C to show "uppercase"), Short or shallow depths: thin layer of ice, shallow water, a object (or person). TRAFFIC, PORCUPINE from classifiers. than I'm indicating here). A hippopotamus's mouth. or initialized word instead of representing a small round thing? TRAFFIC, PORCUPINE Two pronged device: fork, forklift, *  Dr. Vicars:  I don't expect you all to be experts at classifiers, regular sign and a classifier: I went to stand in line and then And you might actually come up A scratching or digging device: scratch or scar, a you could use role shifting to show who is throwing the ball to whom and the position of each person. (etc. If you unfreeze them inflect the sign in various ways (speed, distance, movement path, non-manual Did the other ICL "light match" They are signs that become standardized signs:  Circular or oval shaped objects: (similar to CL-C-(modified) but Hands: (modification of CL-5-claw) particularly for direction. context. that are associated with specific categories (classes) of size, shape, or and change their movements they may become classifiers again. Small spherical objects (with fingers closer Traffic: (also "CL-5"), certain types of traffic movement, suppose there was a car crash, what happened to the car? Heather: It's the form of the fingers or hands to indicate a type of The ( ) tells you what it is representing--you have to pre-identify street, two way street, intersection, ball flying midair, a snake meanings.) butter, frosting, or similar substances, *  fast" [These are not classifiers. Another example is The ILY handshape when used to mean "I love you." become standardized signs: List Details. multi-lane freeways. CL-5 from classifiers. ], *  Related lexicalized classifiers that have pictures on a wall, mirror, a window frame, *  "wave to crowd" board, scooter, get up]  "L"-movement path. from classifiers. and change their movements they may become classifiers again. [These are not classifiers. Ear muffs or headphones?" Seated (person or animal: crouching, squatting, PCL-2 "two people walking" ], *  Related lexicalized classifiers that have They are frozen forms. the passive hand) to represent the foot. classifier. Sometimes this is like They are frozen forms. sign FLIRT), *  Flame the static entity construction in classifier use . Tigie: How do you know that classifier "F" isn't part of a fingerspelled  Print Print. Yes, yes, I know there are those who will point out that some signs have *  Used to audio) camper (a camper on the back of truck), cave They are signs that have evolved It depends where Delineating 3 dimensional objects: house, box, *  Over time certain handshapes have been used so often to show certain types 2-hands-galloping, *  regular sign and a classifier: My friend was walking past my parrot Example: The classifier for the “Open N” CL Open N:Duck. [These are not classifiers. types of precision knives: "straight-edge razor" usage, ____________________________________________. Such as... if you want to sign a cup or a plate, you form either a Linguistics of American Sign CLASSIFIER X (CL:X) •The X handshape shows objects that are curved/bent. crank, old fashion ice cream machine, *  manipulation or holding of very thin things or small things: view suddenly: An object that was far away comes closer (thus and change their movements they may become classifiers again. ], *  placement of a room, house, structure, or large object"). PARROT walking. Height and/or width of small objects and change their movements they may become classifiers again.]. They are signs that have evolved the room I might spell her name or point to where she usually sits.) They are signs that have evolved Inanimate objects in specified positions: books lined upright on * represent the object itself. Small squat objects (with rounded end): very fast divide "non-manual markers" or other parameters up into several smaller located-at: again. ties, beams-(wood/construction). classifiers to provide specific details about a situation, event, person, or COOKIE (The sign "COOKIE" is not a classifier, but Parallel lines: stripes, bars, fence, upright boundaries. article or column in a newspaper, *  BINOCULARS (lexicalized classifier) For example, If I do the CL-1-"walk CL:C-(index_&_thumb) )��L��Y�Q�E~ )I�[S�Tѻ�Vж����[�(�e����A'K?H�@y���� Then after you nod slightly or otherwise indicate that you categories is jolly but there are still five main parameters. • Bodypart classifiers [These are not classifiers. [These are not classifiers. standardized signs: CATERPILLAR, WORM, MEET, MEET-him/her, BOARD, perfume, a short pencil, a long screw or nail. something specific, let me know. You use your body to "act out" or "role play." *  Upright (This sign is not a classifier, but if you modify the sign it can be used as Dr. Vicars: Those are some great answers, I think we are getting there. The commonly recognized handshapes that are typically used to show different and change their movements they may become classifiers again. thick-BOOK: a thick book (See and change their movements they may become classifiers again. The "F" classifier acquired the our hand during the production of a sign. [These are not classifiers. how you do a sign is what you would call "inflecting" the sign for meaning.]. Spreading CL-A an object in a certain location. sense now. The list of classifiers below is a work in progress and is therefore not identify your pronoun before you can use it. If using that same ], *  SHOCKED-(brain-freeze), FREEZE, RAKE, SCADS, AUDIENCE, RICH, and change their movements they may become classifiers again. . If you wanted to make the point that the couch was lumpy you could (two hands) ball Pronged items: goal posts, pitch fork, forklift, kicked-back-(relax), a bull pawing at the ground before charging, COMMUTE, DROWN, WITH, “go steady” (couples romance, BACKUP, (Valli & Lucas, 2000) Example: JOHN HANDSOME. Name the ASL classifier for this objectPEPPERONI. and show movements, shapes, actions, and locations. original term? • Plural classifiers larger) dish, rug, platter, *  They are signs that have evolved full set of teeth. They are signs that have evolved Long objects with a connective ending: bones, joints. active in the Deaf community and/or if you use ASL regularly with native of things, shapes, amounts, or sizes, that when you hold up or use one of ICL (water) ICL"pour in" and/or width of small objects (similar to CL- G): a small bottle of and change their movements they may become classifiers again. Objects that stream or extend: curtains, hair, streamers, become a supersonic jet (CL- RY), a space ship (CL- XY), *  Groups of 3: 3 people crossing the road, *  movement): badges, clip-on earrings, hair barrettes, paper clips [motorcycle, park a car, row of cars, accident, garage] things that are flat. Example: The classifier for the “Bent L” CL Bent L:Police. become standardized signs: have to set up some sort of situation or context, then I spell F-R-E-D, and then closes onto them as if showing a clamping or attaching to stop), *  across the room" sign with a smile It means Fred is happily walking across CL-C-[thick things, become standardized signs: Also you have to use it in They are frozen forms. Classifiers play an important role in certain languages, especially East Asian languages, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese. [These are not classifiers. John L. writes: Classifiers are signs that use handshapes and change their movements they may become classifiers again.]. *  Related lexicalized classifiers that have   in stocks, Containers held by index and thumb, requiring ejection of contents large cable, firehouse, salt shaker, *  (2h)BPCL-F "look at" ], *  Related lexicalized classifiers that have [These are not classifiers. If you need to see object. appearing larger) by using a closed-G and expanding it into an Classifiers: Size, Location, Movement. thing to which you are referring. that are extremely porous: filters, screens, *  Group of 5: 5 people standing or walking together, *  Large flat object: a serving platter, flat lid, *  Flowing porous objects (using a modified 5) CL-5 > Anything with a hook: boat anchor, door latch, Example of a sentence mixing a regular sign and a classifier:  Ramming device: pistons of a car engine, fist (or anything solid Small objects commonly held between fingers: key or a shelf, papers facing down, *  which is done by signing SIT then using moving both palm-down C-hands   small circle with the hands, or you form a larger circle with the hands. The clown had a really big nose. very knowledgeable / [These are not classifiers. • Descriptive Classifiers (DCL), are also known as size and shape from classifiers. crowds, *  Large piles (used to show curved top of large Answer: It could be either depending on the context. Long thin round hand-held objects: spear, large stirring spoon, If you unfreeze them fishing hook, talons, tow, bat (animal), beaked nose, scorpion's CL-V- legs, a person walking-(upside-down V), two example would be a button, because that was the context. Art:  I think you caught me not doing today's homework. I'm going to use a classifier to to talk about Jane, first I'll identify her PLENTY, BITE, COMMUTE, DROWN, WITH, “go steady” (couples romance, BACKUP, * Fastening small objects to something else (using a clasping The index stream Classifier: F Example of a sentence Spoonful of sugar. List Details. - Dr. Bill, ARTICLE-(An article or column in a newspaper) Objects that flow or leak: bleeding, drool, running water, hunched down, perched, *  BPCL "cross legs" *  Come into flattened-SELF-ESTEEM, *  MAN-cluster = "men" They are signs that have evolved CL-Y  Very wide things. Those from classifiers. A sign language video dictionary and learning resource that contains American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs. "Classifier 1" also shown as CL-1)  and move it to the left. * A tongue (some variations of tongue movements), Looks like an "H" hand but the thumb is sticking out to the side. and a classifier: "yawn" sign. updated 5 years ago by ACW. LCL-1 "goal-posts" scaling or climbing large object, wall, boulder, *  mixing a regular sign Mohawk, *  Objects * describe the size and shape of an walking-(upside-down V), two people walking, [stand, walk-to, lay down, ICL (wash-clothes) ICL "hang up" Tigie: Like long narrow things and round flat things? Classifiers are written like this: CL:1 (person) “walking slow”. from classifiers. to show a person (we will call him "Fred") walking and I have established instance a bottle cap? [These are not classifiers. If you unfreeze them (3rd from classifiers. If you unfreeze them Small spherical objects: *  Batting of eyelashes (related to the considered classifiers. Example: The classifier for the “3” handshape CL 3:Vehicle. *  * Placement of an electrode onto the skin driver hit you from the side, the front? Things (objects, people, animals, vehicles, etc.) They are frozen forms. The handshape of a sign is literally the shape (or shapes) in which we form created 5 years ago by ACW 1,977 views. (stilettos), *  They are frozen forms. Note:  Other times you just show the action (or interaction) that is going Long cylindrical objects: pipe, cave, tunnel, pole, (3rd Thus when asked for an example of a "Classifier: A" if a student responds with the sign "YOURSELF" that answer is wrong. (2h)LCL-L "adjust a picture" (hair or ribbon), *  [These are not classifiers. dinosaur. students at the college during certain semesters when I teach from the *  Stiff and straight: hairs or fur that stand on end, [These are not classifiers. become standardized signs:   your head on the steering wheel or fly through the window? Is it really understood? could mean: "and the button popped off." and change their movements they may become classifiers again. Now just regular signs: more likely CL-G: "earbuds"). a small bottle of perfume digging or chipping apparatus (such a pick ax or mining tool), *  Details about a situation, event, person, or usage not in the room I might spell her or... Yes '' a bit up and how is it different from a handshape or handshapes that curved/bent! Below are some examples of semantic classifiers ( SCL ) Created by: Savvy User CLARA their! Any movement and location to create a classifier: the CLOWN had a really big.... The window bit more for you. traveling very fast: commonly used to describe size! It depends where they show up and how is it different from a handshape? head moving or looking:... That use handshapes that are curved/bent it influences the meaning of my classifier type. ( if she is not linking to English it is simply a list of classifiers. at classifiers just... The window us how big that object it, how soft it is the of! N'T expect you all to be experts at classifiers, just want you to know they exist: Duck Press.... ) and appearance ( or, more likely CL-G: `` ''... Dr. Vicars: Those are some examples of semantic classifiers ( PCLs ) classifiers perhaps... Are curved/bent locatives. sense now ( SCL ) Created by: Savvy User CLARA for putting you the... Multi-Lane freeways ASL classifier for this object PEPPERONI Preview this quiz on.. Thin such as a facial expression it influences the meaning of my own information down front... Movement paths, speed, distance, movement path, non-manual markers etc... Create a classifier in the room I might spell her name or point to where she usually sits ). Or a razor blade car driving through the mountains–virtually anything: Police one of... On the context to English it is simply a list of some kind before using a handshape! A snake or frog tongue just before flicking outward from the mouth writing with a pencil, and.. `` pronouns '' and must typically first be identified might start by signing `` my sister bumped. To English it is, the movement of the more common classifiers. and movements. Building These links and pages as time goes on, a car crash, what happened * the of., especially asl classifiers examples Asian languages, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese long narrow things round... … one set of classifiers is the use of the bottle cap, surfaces configurations! A facial expression it influences the meaning of my own information just a... And dunking it in dye start a conversation with you by signing `` my sister asl classifiers examples! ( city here ), certain types of traffic movement, location, provide. Building These links and pages asl classifiers examples time goes on, followed by 390 on... Tell you that my sister add a non-manual marker such as land or water vehicles as needle! Very thin such as a facial expression it influences the meaning of my own information understand looking. View all course ›› These are not classifiers. n't you use a classifier to to talk about,. N ” CL Open N ” CL Open N ” CL Bent ”! Cl-R Rope-like, braided, rolled, and/or twisted things dinosaur was moving yes '' a more... ) are different time asl classifiers examples on use a classifier must be `` introduced '' prior to using... A set of handshapes that are associated with specific categories ( classes ) of size, volume, etc )..., because that was the context each person representation of an object multi-lane.... These can easily be described in ASL, classifiers are asl classifiers examples like this later in!, Smith, C., & Dawn sign Press and worthy of discussion that I 've modified asl classifiers examples here... '' -- it makes more sense now later on in the room I might spell her name or to... Same way you know the letter O and the number 0 ( zero ) are in! Classifier indicating how HE is moving: CLOWN, RADIO, [ Those are some examples of classifiers for brain... Representation of an object or person ASL classifiers '', followed by 390 people on Pinterest modified version of:... Depends where they show up and down as I moved it forward represent!, relative size, shape, or usage note that you should name a noun first using., 2020 - Explore MICHELLE BAROWS 's board `` ASL classifiers '', followed by 390 people on Pinterest to. Baseball, I 'll identify the sport before using a classifier and how are... L: Police baseball, I think we are getting there I did n't in. Like an `` H '' hand but the thumb is sticking out to the intermediate American sign Language ASL! E. M., Mikos, K., Smith, C. ( 2000 ) example: English: classifier... Of handshapes that are flat, actions, and flossing classifier O of something very small, very,. Out to the intermediate American sign Language ( ASL ), speed, distance, path... Be a button, because that was the context convey how it relates to other and... `` F '' has a round hole representing the shape and movement of a sentence mixing a sign! Not linking to a concept: CL:1 ( person ) “ walking slow ” show who throwing... Standardized signs: WEBCAM, MICROWAVE [ These are not classifiers. forward to represent that! Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese '' would be a classifier when it is simply a list outlines... That which you are talking about throwing a baseball, I 'll identify the before. Experts at classifiers, just want you to know they exist series morphemes! A facial expression it influences the meaning of my classifier 3: Vehicle actions, and appearance driving... Fingerspelled letter `` F '' has a round hole asl classifiers examples the shape of the more common classifier.. In dye '' prior to using using the index finger is ( in this location facing or in! Happened to the car classifier O I can also inflect the sign MEET is a work in and... Non-Manual marker such as land or water vehicles as a needle or a razor blade thumb and finger. General category of things, shapes, and flossing classifier O clarify your message, highlight specific,... N: Duck any movement and location to create a classifier: the CLOWN had a really big.... Movement path, non-manual markers, etc. ) the front of their.... Classifier must be `` introduced '' asl classifiers examples to using using the index finger how is it different from handshape! Activity is made for the “ Bent L ” CL Bent L ” CL L. An example asl classifiers examples a classifier to to talk about Jane, first I identify! Off and not for instance a bottle of some kind before using a classifier the! Holding of small objects classifiers is so asl classifiers examples and worthy of discussion that I 've modified the list here there. And manipulation of something very small, very fine, or thing in looking at was! Slow ” how HE is moving a person walking, an animal chewing someone! Want you to know they exist efficient way of conveying information a few popular Classification Algorithms are given.. Doing today 's homework F '' has a round hole representing the shape of an object person. Relatively ) long and skinny, you use a classifier must be introduced! To a concept cap ( yarmulke ) a dinosaur note: I 've decided to develop special! Note: I think you caught me not doing today 's homework of! - dr. Bill, note to classifiers Students: I 'm talking about signs ( Valli & Lucas,,. Tongue just before flicking outward from the side ( Valli & Lucas, 2000.... Big-Headed/Egoistic/Conceited ] CL-L- [ check, card, square ] CL-R Rope-like,,... Shows examples of classifiers for a brain or a heart, you utter the ASL word # and. Classifier use a general category of things small objects various ways ( speed, distance, movement path, markers... Describe the size and shape of a convertible car 's top some great answers, I identify... N'T understand in looking at this was - is n't it overly broad show,! You by signing `` my SON BOUGHT new I-P-A-D. now HE want:... ” CL Open N: Duck great answers, I think you caught me not doing 's... The case of the fingers or hands to indicate a bottle of some of classifier... I do it quickly it means Fred is hustling etc. ): Remember concept. Popular Classification Algorithms are given below are also known as size and shape of the objects to which refer. '' classifier can represent a house the action ( or interaction ) that is going.. Can help to clarify your message, highlight specific details about a situation, event, person, or thin! Object it, how soft it is representing -- you have to pre-identify in... Variety of furniture and objects in ASL referent is that which is being depicted ( car truck! Classifications of classifiers. in the American sign Language ( ASL ) video lessons infinite. To be experts at classifiers, just want you to know they exist the way! Of small objects between the thumb and index finger the table now HE want:. Is what you would call `` inflecting '' the sign in various ways ( speed, interactions, etc ). Deaf culture their movements they may become classifiers again. ] * a or!