Learn signing the structure and grammar of ASL phrases and sentences.
How children sign ASL in Children's ASL Wordbook.
How children acquire ASL as a first language from newborn to kinder.
How to fingerspell the ASL alphabet.
Practice fingerspelling receptive skill.
How to write ASL signs in ASL Writing Dictionary.
Practice ASL writing lessons
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Equivalent to English: laptop
Link to Sound of Silence.
1864, April 8: President Abraham Lincoln signed an act to establish Columbia Institution for the Deaf (now known as Gallaudet University) in Washington, D.C.
1997, April 2: The Polish government recognizes Polish Sign Language as the official language for deaf people.
2003, April 1: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation (2003) on the protection of sign languages in the member states of the Council of Europe. The Assembly recognizes sign languages as the expression of Europe's cultural wealth and as a feature of Europe's linguistic and cultural heritage. -- "The status of sign languages in Europe." coe.int p23
"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
April's Fool Day
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. Stories of the codas and dodas.
Vocabulary: CODA (child of deaf adults)
Art of the Week
a splendid flash of concrete poetry by Literary media artist Jolanta Lapiak.