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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: icicle

This Day/Week in History

December 16, 1817: Eliza Young was born. She was the wife of William Willard, and together they founded the Indiana School for the Deaf.

Season's Holidays

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays from the sign language master

ASL text translated as: "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Gifts to you: love, friendship, support, unity."

Happy Hanukkah

For 2016, Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on 24 December (sunset) to 1 January (nightfall).

Upcoming event: new year.

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign some common ASL words? thank you, I love you, please, hello, baby. Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

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 Story of the Week

Link to and/or text performativity.

Quote of the Month

"I cannot understand how a language like sign language - the richest in expressions, the most energetic, the most advantageous in its universal intelligibility is still so neglected and that only the deaf speak it. This is, I confess, one of those irrationalities of the human mind that I cannot explain."
-- Pierre Desloges, 1779

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.