Signs for BILINGUAL
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.
[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.]
Written ASL digit for "bilingual" contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
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.
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