Signs for ACCENT

Definition: a distinctive mode of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular nation, area, locality, or social class.

This ASL sign refers to a spoken form. For "thick accent", sign "ACCENT STRONG".

Another ASL sign for signed form has the same handshape but on the wrist/hand. This refers to the accent in sign language or signing.


Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture Tidbits

For hearing learners: Did you know that there is an accent in signing? It'd make sense that a Deaf immigrant may show an accent in ASL. But, what might surprise you even more is that hearing signers and interpreters have an accent in signing called "hearing accent", no matter how fluent they are.

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