American Sign Language


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American Sign Language (ASL),

the manual sign and gesture language used by the deaf community in the U.S. It is a language distinct from English, with its own grammar and syntax, but no written form.

American Sign Language (Ameslan, ASL)

a method of manual communication used by some deaf persons. Messages are conveyed by manipulation of the hands and fingers. ASL is a distinct language, with its own grammar and syntax. See also sign language.

A·mer·i·can Sign Lan·guage

(ASL) (ă-mer'i-kăn sīn lang'gwăj)
The manual sign and gesture language used by the deaf community in the United States. It is a language distinct from English, with its own grammar and syntax, but no written form.

American Sign Language (ASL),

n.pr a mode of communication using gestures and visuals with a unique grammatical structure. ASL is used by individuals with limited or no hearing ability and by those who communicate regularly with such individuals.
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FACT The use of American Sign Language in the educational setting embodies the use to two languages, ASL and English, as well as two cultures, the hearing culture and the Deaf culture.
Sign Language interpreting is required whenever people must communicate with hearing individuals who are not fluent in American Sign Language.
National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, National Association of the Deaf, Conference of Interpreter Trainers, Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada and the American Sign Language Teachers Association.
com will use the affiliate program to bring the dream of learning American Sign Language within reach.
The Hodgin Elementary School students use SignWriting, a written script of American Sign Language created by Valerie Sutton.
These children have to learn two languages -- American Sign Language, which is their native language, and English, which is their written language," said Dr.
The model accommodates for sign clarity issues, such as frames per second required for a clear picture and communication in American Sign Language.
will facilitate training workshops for people who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing to enable participants to become certified American Sign Language (ASL) instructors.
RSS) offers beginning sign language students--and others wishing to refresh their skills--the opportunity to take a comprehensive course in American Sign Language (ASL), with outstanding instructors, from the comfort of their own homes.
Chimps are capable of American sign language and use it in the right context.
Multimedia 2000, Seattle, has released American Sign Language Dictionary in GOLD and PLATINUM editions.

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