American Sign language resources – Language Links Database
American Sign Language (ASL) – is the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada. Besides North America, dialects of ASL and ASL-based creoles are used in many countries around the world, including much of West Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. ASL is also widely learned as a second language, serving as a lingua franca. ASL is most closely related to French Sign Language (FSL). It has been proposed that ASL is a creole language, although ASL shows features atypical of creole languages, such as agglutinative morphology.
More information: Wikipedia
Native speakers: 250,000–500,000 in the United States (1972)
ASL Grammar and Pronunciation
- American Sign Language University - a sign language resource site for ASL students and teachers. Here you will find information and resources to help you learn ASL and improve your signing.
- Start American Sign Language - classes, alphabet, phrases and many more
- Aslpro.com - quizes, dictionaries, lessons
- Education-Portal - list of Free Online American Sign Language Training Programs – links to 10 different courses
- Asl.ms - Fingerspelling Practice Site. Shows you sings (you can adjust the speed) and your task is to choose what they mean.
- http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi (video dictionary)
ASL Listening and Video Resources
- Learn 100 Basic Signs (24:15)
- Learn American Sign Language – Lesson 1 (34:06)
- Learn American Sign Language – Lesson 2 (28:17)
- Learn American Sign Language – Lesson 3 (32:18)
- Learn American Sign Language – Lesson 4 (29:38)
- Learn American Sign Language – Lesson 5 (39:27)
- Learn American Sign Language – Lesson 6 (40:27)
- Learn American Sign Language – Lesson 7 (35:04)
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