Jump to content
CeeBee

ASL and English comparison of "parallel structure"

Recommended Posts

Hello--

I'm the Curriculum & Instruction Specialist at a school for the deaf and I'm working on developing a unit using "parallel structure" in writing at the high school level. As a bilingual school, we believe it is best to present this concept in ASL first. Does anyone know of any videos (or might be willing to make one) showing a Deaf person using parallel structure in their native language? (In general, parallel structure is when the same pattern is used repeatedly, a good example is the start of Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities. However, it also means agreement with verb usage within a sentence at its simplest form.) A summary of parallel structure in English is available here: https://literarydevices.net/parallel-structure/

Thanks for any info you can provide!

-CB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Posts

    • Hi Gina, First, congratulations on your new baby!   It sounds like you are on your way to being well prepared!   I am a retired Braille teacher and have been taking an ASL class for a few weeks.  I would be happy to practice with you sometime.  I will send you a video after I figure out how to use this system.  It may take me a few days. Post a list of the baby vocabulary/signs you have learned so that those of us who wish to contact you will have something to get us started.
    • hi there my name is gina. i found out that my 4 month old baby is deaf and i want to learn sign language. i know the alphabet numbers 1 to 10 about 30 baby signs ad i know how to say nice to meet you. looking for someone to learn with me
    • hi there my name is gina. i just found out that my 4 month old baby is deaf and want to learn sign language. so far i know about 20 baby signs the alphabet an numbers 1 to 10 i also learned how to say i love you and nice to meet you but am looking for someone to learn with me!
    • I too am just learning and trying to find reference material at the Library and on-line. A lot out there but very confusing. I need an asl description for echo. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Do not agree with the only one I can find on google. Thank you.
×