American Sign Language

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American Sign Language

n. Abbr. ASL
The primary sign language used by deaf and hearing-impaired people in the United States and Canada, devised in part by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet on the basis of sign language in France. Also called Ameslan.

American sign language

See Ameslan

Amer′ican Sign′ Lan`guage

a visual-gesture language, having its own semantic and syntactic structure, used by deaf people in the U.S. and English-speaking parts of Canada. Abbr.: ASL
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Noun1.American Sign Language - the sign language used in the United StatesAmerican sign language - the sign language used in the United States
finger alphabet, manual alphabet - an alphabet used by the deaf; letters are represented by finger positions
sign language, signing - language expressed by visible hand gestures
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This includes translating the song from English to American Sign Language, and capturing the artists' musicality in their movements and expressions.
The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services ( DAS ) is issuing this Invitation to Bid to solicit bids for American Sign Language Interpreting Services for the state of Connecticut, all using state agencies and political subdivisions(collectively, the Client Agency )
A Historical and Etymological Dictionary of American Sign Language discusses how ASL came to be developed, and follows its evolution from early ASL creation until the late 19th century.
Despite the rising popularity of American Sign Language in high schools and college, not very much is known about why students elect to take ASL or what strategies are most successful for teaching it as a foreign language.
American Sign Language (ASL) is the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of anglophone Canada.
The study called for specialized mental health training for American Sign Language interpreters who work in psychiatric settings.
deaf history, it is not common to see a monograph focusing on the history of American Sign Language (ASL), the visual language used by deaf Americans.
The Austin tour is the first GPS tour to be made available in American Sign Language and GPS hopes to replicate this model in other locations around the nation for those who use American Sign Language as their primary language.
The company, including Penelope Freeh and Peggy Scipp-Roy (left to right, above), brings the story to life with James Sewell's choreography shaped from American Sign Language.
American sign language has been able to adapt to the techno-babble and is in no danger of disappearing, Rosen said.
The two new booths will reportedly allow travellers to make calls through an on-screen American sign language interpreter.
A study was conducted to determine post-secondary coaches' perceptions of American Sign Language (ASL) and the level of involvement with ASL when coaching post-secondary athletes who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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