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.

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.
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"There was no children's story app which has both British and American sign language, and other additional features for children with dyslexia," he said.
That is what we can take from Significant Gestures: A History of American Sign Language.
The videophone booths reportedly connect to a nationwide network of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters.
A very affordably priced hardcover picturebook, Help Me Learn Counting 1-10 in American Sign Language is a counting book with a twist - it shows children how to make the American Sign Language handsign for each number from one to ten.
American Sign Language, for instance, is different from British Sign Language, which is different from Irish Sign Language.
There are diverse communication needs involved in these meetings, such as American Sign Language users and those individuals who only use speech as their communication mode.
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.
Deaf individuals with minimal language skills--or the culturally deaf--would have the most problems in a prison setting since they would not be able to understand any messages unless they were in American Sign Language. In a sentence using American Sign Language, an individual first states the subject of what is happening (not the grammatical subject) and then follows with the sequence of events.
(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.
The five-strong group is well known not only for its singing but also for the visual impact of its performances, with stunning costumes and the interpretation in American Sign Language which is an integral part of its shows.
Signing Online, LLC's new learning website, www.signingonline.com, offers a series of four American Sign Language (ASL) courses that teach the basic skills to become fluent in signing.
Chimps are capable of American sign language and use it in the right context.

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