History UsefulNotes / SignedLanguage

28th Jan '16 3:47:12 PM Argon2
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5841349?view_adult=true Whispers on the Wind]]'', [[SlaveRace Pearls]]' racial language is entirely gesture-based. Because many Pearls are forbidden to communicate verbally, this sign language (and its [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5217728 future]] evolution into transferrable GeneticMemory) forms the backbone of their culture.
22nd Jan '16 10:09:09 AM mlsmithca
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"Children of a Lesser God" was released in 1986, not 1968.
** ''Film/ChildrenOfALesserGod'' (1968) - With the exception of one line in English, Marlee Matlin gives her Oscar-winning performance entirely in American Sign Language. It isn't subtitled; instead, William Hurt's character interprets to himself, out loud for the audience's benefit. When he doesn't, Matlin's expressiveness speaks for itself.
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** ''Film/ChildrenOfALesserGod'' (1968) (1986) - With the exception of one line in English, Marlee Matlin gives her Oscar-winning performance entirely in American Sign Language. It isn't subtitled; instead, William Hurt's character interprets to himself, out loud for the audience's benefit. When he doesn't, Matlin's expressiveness speaks for itself.
21st Jan '16 7:25:54 AM Nyperold
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]] * [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Ponies]], of course, don't naturally have the digits for the complex movements required of human sign languages, so what is a pony who cannot speak, for whatever reason, do? In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/279865/the-things-tavi-says The Things Tavi Says]]'', they have Blank Speak, introduced in the chapter called "Signing Things", in which a pony takes straws, pens, or other objects of the like in a magical field or pair of hooves. DJ PON-3 uses it when communicating something too lengthy for writing, which, in turn, is what she does when something is too lengthy for simple gestures. Like real life signed languages, there are speech-capable ponies who know it. DJ Capricorn is the first pony in the story to use it. Twilight starts out more along the lines of MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels, but gets better. [[/folder]]
3rd Jan '16 12:48:29 PM CaptEquinox
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* Jane Yolen's ''The Mermaid's Three Wisdoms'' has a little mermaid banished from the sea and befriended by a hearing-impaired child who is ashamed of her deafness. She hates sign language, but the mermaid is mute, so it's the only way they can communicate. The three wisdoms are: "have patience, like the sea; move with the rhythm of life around you; and know that all things touch all others."
3rd Jan '16 12:40:04 PM CaptEquinox
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* Joanne Greenberg's novel ''In This Sign'' is about a deaf couple navigating everyday life in the hearing world from the 1920s to the late 60s. Sign language is extensively discussed including the fact that it has many nuances and even accents.
3rd Jan '16 12:27:42 PM CaptEquinox
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* There's also public television's 2006-2008 ''Signing Time!'' and a number of programs for children and adults on local and community access TV beginning in the early 1970s.
18th Dec '15 7:23:30 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/TheTribe'' (2014) is set in a boarding school for deaf children and is performed completely in Ukrainian Sign Language, a dialect of Russian Sign Language [[note]]descended from French Sign Language with similar grammar which has much stricter word ordering than spoken or written Russian or Ukrainian.[[/note]].
18th Dec '15 7:18:16 AM FuzzyBoots
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* With the exception of one line in English, Marlee Matlin gives her Oscar-winning performance in ''Children of a Lesser God'' entirely in American Sign Language. It isn't subtitled; instead, William Hurt's character interprets to himself, out loud for the audience's benefit. When he doesn't, Matlin's expressiveness speaks for itself.

** ''Film/ChildrenOfALesserGod'' (1968) ** ''Film/FourClosed'' (2003)
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** ''Film/ChildrenOfALesserGod'' (1968) (1968) - With the exception of one line in English, Marlee Matlin gives her Oscar-winning performance entirely in American Sign Language. It isn't subtitled; instead, William Hurt's character interprets to himself, out loud for the audience's benefit. When he doesn't, Matlin's expressiveness speaks for itself. ** ''Film/FourClosed'' (2003)(2003) - The sign language does not play a major role plotwise, but is used throughout the movie as simply something that is part of the family's day-to-day life.
9th Nov '15 5:32:53 AM Veanne
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* Webcomic/{{Runewriters}} gives us Tarri, TheHeart of the party, who's deaf and communicates in [[TranslationConvention a language represented as ASL]].
24th Sep '15 1:25:04 PM ELST
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* ''[[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/ That Deaf Guy]]'' is all about the day-to-day life of a deaf man, his translator wife, and their CODA (Child Of Deaf Adult) son. Aspects of signed language and deaf culture are central conceits.
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* ''[[http://www.thatdeafguy.com/ That Deaf Guy]]'' is all about the day-to-day life of a deaf man, his translator wife, and their CODA (Child Of Deaf Adult) son. Aspects of signed language and deaf Deaf culture are central conceits.
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