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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: number

This Day/Week in History

April 20, 1850: Daniel Chester French, an American sculptor whose best known work is the sculpture of a seated Abraham Lincoln (1920), was born in in New Hampshire, U.S.

ASL Story of the Week

Link to Maybe: parable.

Quote of the Month

"The human brain does not discriminate between the hands and the tongue. People discriminate, but not our biological human brain."
-- Neuroscientist Dr. Laura Petitto, 2012

Mother Father Deaf Day

Celebrate Mother Father Deaf on the last Sunday of April (since 1994) to honor codas (children of deaf parents) and parents of codas and to recognize the gifts of culture and language passed from generation to generation.

April 15th, 2017: Today is the 200th year anniversity of American Sign Language! It was the year when the first Deaf school in North America was established on April 15, 1817 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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

learning American Sign Language

Learning ASL as a second language (L2) 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.

ASL literature and arts

Sign 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 Deaf people and their sign language.

signing with babies and toddlers

Signing ASL as a first language (L1) is commonly found in Deaf families and codas as well as some deaf children in ASL-speaking bilingual schools. 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.