BILINGUAL in sign language

ASL sign for "bilingual"

How to sign "bilingual", "bilingualism" in American Sign Language:

Definition: (of a person) vocally or manually speaking two languages fluently; able to vocally or manually speak and understand two languages of a native speaker/signer.

Pronunciation (sign description): A compound word of DOUBLE+LANGUAGE.


Quotations as Food for Thought

"It's almost as if the monolingual child's brain is on a diet and the bilingual child's brain stretches to the full extent and variability that Mother Nature gave it to use language and exploit human language." -- Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto (Gallaudet Today, Spring 2012, p. 18.)

"[Bilingualism] is our ally ensuring quality education for all, in promoting inclusion and combating discrimination." -- Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO.

Explore how bilingualism boosts brainpower.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL written for BILINGUAL

Written ASL digit for "bilingual" contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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