Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:42:34 AM
Since this isn't apparently known on the IAB board, in proper ASL, use of space and facial expressions are CRUCIAL to correct communication. They take the place of vocal intonation and tempo that spoken communication uses to convey unspoken meaning. She is the first "official" interpreter I`ve ever seen who is actually using the language correctly. Most others that you see, with their wooden expressions and restricted movements would sound like someone talking in a monotone and a pace that doesn`t convey whether they`re excited or happy or angry or sad. It must be a nice break for natural ASL users to see someone communicating so clearly and naturally like this!