By Reba Orton
• The classifier 1-handshape is used in many ASL
signs to represent a person.
• The initialized ASL signs may be signs of letter
incorporation, similar to number incorporation.
• A past novel method of signing a meaning may
today be lexicalized as a permanent ASL sign.
• The slide is used here to represent a continuous
presence around you. Environment, society,
and culture are always around you.