Ameslan


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Am·es·lan

 (ăm′ĭ-slăn′)

Ameslan

(ˈæməsˌlæn)
n
American sign language: a language in which meaning is conveyed by hand gestures and their position in relation to the upper part of the body. Abbreviation: ASL
[C20: from Ame(rican) s(ign) lan(guage)]

Amer′ican Sign′ Lan`guage


n.
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
[1960–65]

Ameslan

an acronym for the American Sign Language for the Deaf, a system of communication through gestures and hand signals.
See also: Deafness
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Las investigaciones de los Gardner (GARDNER, A./GARDNER, B., 1969) con la chimpance Washoe para ensenarle el uso del lenguaje de senas americano (ameslan), fue el punto de partida de otros intentos posteriores, tanto en chimpances como en gorilas, como es el caso de David Premack con la chimpance Sarah (PREMACK, 1971), el de Francine Patterson con los gorilas Koko y Michael (PATTERSON, 1978), o el de Duane Rumbaugh con la chimpance Lana (SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH, 1986), y otros casos mas (PREMACK, 1985, 1988).