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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: top (ranking)

This Day/Week in History

November 19, 1983: The episode "Smurfing In Sign Language" appeared in Season 3 of the Smurfs cartoon show.

ASL Story of the Week

Link to Blending with Wind.

Quote of the Month

"The belief that speech is central to language is an analog to the belief that earth is center of the universe. The former is still practiced today -- hundreds of years older than the latter."
-- Jolanta Lapiak

Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. - Nov 24th

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.