Basic Declarative Sentences includes non-complex topicalized sentences, eye gaze, and nonmanual negation.
Although the face is used to show emotion in many cultures, it has a very important linguistic role in ASL. Grammatical information is shown through rule-governed movements of the upper face and head. Complex meanings are achieved through a variety of lower facial behaviors. This series will focus on developing accurate non-manual signals and markers used in ASL. Each tape contains descriptions and demonstrations of facial behavior in context and practice exercises for viewers to check comprehension and production. [VHS: 60 minutes each; Signed ASL; voiced] Videotapes not returnable once opened.