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Mouth Morphemes in American Sign Language

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Mouthing is an essential and active language element used among native ASL users. Kevin Struxness presents 52 different mouthing movements along with their respective phonological meanings. Each movement is then illustrated in an ASL sentence. Signed, subtitled.

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    Kara H. (Plymouth , IN)
    November 10th, 2021 at 03:14 PM

    This video contains many in-depth mouth morphemes with examples of how to use them in a sentence. This was very helpful for professional development.

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    Jovana J. (Springfield, NJ)
    January 26th, 2021 at 11:33 PM

    This has really helped me to understand American Sign Language even better. As a future interpreter I want to know how to properly communicate with Deaf children and adults and this Mouth Morphemes will definitely aid in that.

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    PATRICIA L. (Argos, IN)
    June 8th, 2020 at 09:59 AM

    Very well-done video outlining a very important aspect of ASL.

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    Anita M. (Mooresville, NC)
    February 9th, 2018 at 08:37 AM

    Great resource for understanding mouth movements in asl.

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    Anita M. (Mooresville, NC)
    February 7th, 2018 at 06:53 AM

    This is a good video. There is not a lot of training out there on this topic. So, I appreciate access to this material

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    July 27th, 2017 at 01:58 PM

    This video is extremely useful while students are working for ASL language acquisition including critical nonmanual elements required for native proficiency. We need more materials in ASL!

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    July 25th, 2017 at 08:30 AM

    This video is extremely useful while students are working for ASL language acquisition including critical nonmanual elements required for native proficiency. We need more materials in ASL!

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    July 25th, 2017 at 08:26 AM

    This video is extremely useful while students are working for ASL language acquisition including critical nonmanual elements required for native proficiency. We need more materials in ASL!

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    July 25th, 2017 at 08:23 AM

    This video is extremely useful while students are working for ASL language acquisition including critical nonmanual elements required for native proficiency.

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    July 25th, 2017 at 08:22 AM

    This video is extremely useful while students are working for ASL language acquisition including critical nonmanual elements required for native proficiency.

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    July 25th, 2017 at 08:20 AM

    This video is extremely useful while students are working at ASL language acquisition including critical nonmanual elements required for native proficiency.

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    Anonymous (Parma, OH)
    November 7th, 2016 at 02:40 PM

    This was a great video for me to observe to improve my skills. This will enhance my ability to continue utilizing quality professional development to assist the students I serve as an interpreter.

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    Yvette D. (Lancaster, CA)
    May 25th, 2016 at 05:07 PM

    Excellent for students who are learning ASL. The examples given with the mouth morphemes helps achieve a better understanding.

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    Anonymous (Tucson, AZ)
    April 25th, 2016 at 02:18 PM

    The signed example sentences are exceptionally useful. Great video.

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    Dawn S. (Duluth, MN)
    April 21st, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    This title reviews mouth morphemes with sample sentences for enhanced understanding. It is foundational knowledge not fully covered in many ASL curriculums.