Description about the painting:
This painting is about Language Contact that was researched and written by Ceil Lucas and Clayton Valli in 1992,
a book, Linguistics of American Sign Language: an introduction.
The type of signing that results from the contact between American Sign Language and English shows features of
both languages. These features shown here on the table are 'communication tools' and not language. The tools are called 'Third System.'
|PSE-Pidgin Sign English
||SEE-Signed Exact English
||See2-a combination of See1
||MCE-Manually Coded English
||SSS-Sign Supported Speech
|CASE-Conceptually Accurate Signed English
||Sim-Com- Simultaneous Communication
||MLS- Minimal Language Skills
||LSL- Listening and Spoken Language
|Cued Speech- mouth movements of speech