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Sign Language dictionary

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign "thank you" or "I love you" in ASL? Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

Browse word list

ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: exercise as in physical fitness

Learning ASL as a second language (L2)

learning American Sign Language

Learning a signed language is fun and popular. Bilingualism is not the only benefit, but also bimodalism is another linguistic advantage for the cognitive and sensorial development. Plus many other benefits.

How long does it take to learn sign language fluently?
How to pick the right ASL class to fit your needs?
Learn about myths and facts about sign language.

Resources

Signing ASL as a first language (L1)

signing with babies and toddlers

Studies from neuroscience to linguistics show that language acquisition, developmental milestones, and linguistic activities in the brain are similiar in signed language as found in spoken language.

Should you learn sign language for your deaf child?
Raising a bilingual-bimodal child: Don't insist on English.

Visual / Deaf culture

ASL literature and arts

Signed language as the core of its culture is a distinct, cultural-linguistic identity of people of the eye. Learning sign language is inseparable from studying its visual Deaf culture. This section consists of culture, history, literarature and arts in sign language.

Quote of the Month

"Language is not mouth stuff -- it's brain stuff."
-- Dr. William Stokoe, the father of ASL linguistics