American Sign Language: resources

American Sign Language, also known as ASL or Ameslan, is a language in visual-spatial modality. It is dominantly used by culturally Deaf people in the U.S. and speaking-English Canada. ASL is the 3rd or 4th most used language in the U.S.

There are many ASL courses provided in secondary and post-secondary schools, continuing education programs, and private classes in the U.S. today.

Suggested Readings

Baker-Shenk, Charlotte; Cokely, Dennis (1991). American Sign Language: A Teacher's Resource Text on Grammar and Culture. Gallaudet University Press.

Sherman Wilcox & Phyllis Wilcox. Learning to See: American Sign Language as a Second Language.

Related topics in this section: Ameslan: an older term of ASL; Dictionary: sign language dictionary; Deaf culture: a linguistic-cultural community.

Browse ASL Dictionary online.