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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: author

This Day/Week in History

June 29, 2013: Liisa Kauppinen, a long-time international deaf leader and a former president of the WFD, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin.

Quote of the Month

"[Bilingualism] is our ally ensuring quality education for all, in promoting inclusion and combating discrimination."
-- Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO

School is about over this week, depending on the regions, for the summer. Happy Canada Day (July 1st) and July 4th (U.S.). Learn words this week:

Learn some basic ASL signs, classifiers, and narrative perspective from this simple poem The Moon in My Bedroom in ASL.

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.

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.

Sign language history + timeline

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.

Resources