Write a sentence using listing in ASL

Natasha Escalada-Westland shash90 at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 3 10:51:36 UTC 2008

Thanks for the suggestion!  I was trying to find some literature examples, but was having trouble finding the documents.  I watched the videos for searching literature, but didn't have much success.  Is there a way to just look up a list of linked titles, like a content page for the literature puddle?  Since I don't really know what is in there, the search function isn't helping that much.Natasha Escalada-Westland, M.Ed. (D/HH), Macromedia Cert.Westland Progeny, www.westlandprogeny.comwww.westlandasl.com 

Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 14:51:17 -0800From: cwterp at yahoo.comSubject: Re: [sw-l] Write a sentence using listing in ASLTo: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu

Natasha, search the sign puddle for Shurley Jingle 1, it has listing in it.  In this case the non-dominant hand moves in and out of position (it isn't held throughout), but it will give you an idea...  I know there's stuff somewhere in Cat in the Hat, too, that may not be specifically listing, but where one sign is held while other things go on with the other hand...cherie

From: Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com>To: SignWriting List <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>Sent: Sunday, November 2, 2008 5:12:13 PMSubject: Re: [sw-l] Write a sentence using listing in ASLSignWriting List 
November 2, 2008

On Nov 2, 2008, at 1:05 PM, Natasha Escalada-Westland wrote:

I have looked through the writing lessons online, but remain unsure as to how I would show a handshape held on the weak hand throughout an entire sentence, as when somone would list items or people, while the dominant hand continues to sign and refer to the weak hand. Would I use a symbol for "Unit Dynamics" (a light gray line), and if so, where can I find that in the SignPuddle? Thank you!

Hello Natasha!
Thanks for this question. No. We would not use the Unit Dynamics Line...definitely not ;-)))

Holding the non-dominant hand in space, while the dominant hand continues to sign, is written with a Tension Symbol placed underneath the hand that is held in space....The Tension Symbol is showing that that position is being "held in one place"... In the attached example we call it "classifiers", but even if it is not a classifier...any hand that is "held in space" has a Tension Symbol under it...

Here is a good example from Goldilocks. Notice the C handshape with the left hand. It is held in the C position, while the right hand is signing...the C hand represents the bowl, while the other hand is spooning porridge...

So place a Tension Symbol underneath the hand that is written in one place, and write it throughout all the signs that have it held in space...

See attached example...I will find you more too...

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