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FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Why are Facial Expressions Important?
• 90% of communication
is non-verbal
• Facial expressions
show your tone
• Part of correct ASL
Grammar
Kevin James- Picking out a Card
• Things to look for• Facial Expressions
• Eye gaze
• Body Language
• http://youtu.be/RUJrttQnDFE?t=4m
www.google.com
Activity- Emotion Charades
• Only use facial
expressions and body
movement
• Cannot say/mouth
word
• Partner has to guess
exact word
• Ex:
• Shy
• Excited
• Amused
MOUTH MORPHEMES
What’s a Mouth Morpheme?
• Morpheme- the smallest grammatical unit of speech.
• Smallest part of the word that shows or changes meaning
• Print
• Print –er = printer
• Print –s = prints
• Print –ing = printing
• Print re- = reprint
• Mouth Morpheme- grammatical unit in ASL that conveys
size, shape, and length of time using the mouth.
When to Use Mouth Morphemes
To show:
• Intention:
Morphemes to use:
th, mm, sh, tight lips, chin down, lips Pulled
down
• Size/ Height:
pith, po, oo, mm, cha, luch, ah
Tongue wag
• Density:
oo, mm, cha, luch, puffed, ah , sh
• Volume/ time/ distance:
Cs, clenched teeth, mm, ah, tongue wag
• Efficiency, fluidity, surface or texture
• Feelings:
th, oo, muttered, mm, puffed/
Blow air
oo, mm, lips down, tight lips,
clenched Teeth, th- tongue out, chin down
Common Mouth Morphemes
• CHA- big, large, huge
• Broad Shoulders
• Ball
• Coffee
• MM- medium, average,
comfortable, normal
• Coffee
• Reading
• Driving
• Ooo- small, tiny, thin
• Thin body size
• Spaghetti
• Tank top
• Coffee
• Puffed Cheeks- long
ago, fat, a lot
• Ancient History
• Sumo Wrestler
• Dirty Clothes
Common Mouth Morphemes cont.
• PITH- tiny, pitiful,
• Food
• Money
• Pursed Lips -intense
emotions
• Working Hard
• Reading careful
• SOO -tired, cold, dirty,
delicious
• SOW - very tired, very
hard, very
embarrassed
• PS- Fancy
• Shirt
• Shoes
• Car
Common Mouth Morphemes cont.
• TH- clumsy, lousy,
• Drive
• Clean
• Study
• POW- explode, hard
hit, lose temper
• Car
• Headache
• FISH- finish, stop it
• School
• Siblings fight, mom says
stop
• Study
• PAH
• Test Grade
• New Job
• End of Class
Common Mouth Morphemes cont.
• M-M-M
• “Oh that’s interesting”
• Lip curl
• “I know what you’re
talking about”
Additional Resources
• http://quizlet.com/33103562/asl-mouth-morphemes-
morphemes-flash-cards/
• http://www.handspeak.com/study/library/index.php?byte=
m&ID=120
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvVqb_3yyQ

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