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- proper n. A language that uses hands, facial expressions, and other bodily behavior to communicate both concrete and abstract ideas; some signs are based on English words, but ASL syntax and grammar are not based on English. ISO 639-3 code: ase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a sign language, used in the United States mostly by the deaf or for communication with the deaf, in which gestures made with the hands symbolize words, alphabetical letters, or ideas, permitting rapid communication in the absence of speech.
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- n. the sign language used in the United States
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The letters on her shirt spell out L-O-V-E in silhouette hands, but not in American Sign Language.
The most interesting aspect of the film, from a cinematic standpoint, is surely the decision to dub American Sign Language rather than providing subtitles.
The school doesn't use American Sign Language, which is taught at many state schools for the deaf.
American Sign Language which is actually based on French sign language has a very similar syntax.
The drawback in the minds of the deaf community is that the fractured process is still in the hands of audiologists who are "medical equipment technicians," not qualified to make surgical recommendations and are antithetical to American Sign Language which is the culture incarnation that identifies the generation-to-generation deaf.
Their fusion of music and comedy with unique elements such as American Sign Language has driven the duo's popularity and resulted in memorable performances for audiences around the world.
American Sign Language is, as it sounds, its own language, with its own grammatical structure and particular nuances.
Leclerc learned American Sign Language in high school — then was diagnosed at age 20 with Meniere's disease, an inner-ear disorder that can affect balance and hearing.
Anne Tramon, who helped create Circus of the Senses, notes performance features several highly-trained American Sign Language interpreters.
In the case of chimpanzees, who have been taught to use sign boards and even American Sign Language to communicate with their human captors, they think a lot.