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Languages other than English (American Sign Language)

There are a lot of sites related to American Sign Language (ASL) across the Internet. In 1999, I searched up several, and began this part of the site. As I recall from graduate school, there is still quite a bit of discussion in the linguistics community about whether or not sign languages can be considered "real" languages or not. There's some good evidence on both sides, but I do tend to think that many sign languages ARE indeed "real" languages.

Try out some of these sites and make your own decision. :-)

7 Links in the category "Languages other than English (American Sign Language)"

Color of Language - Sign Language Resources
Submitted on 2007-02-27 by Brian [Edit] [Delete]
American Sign Language products and materials for deaf education, families with Deaf children, asl students, those who want to learn Sign Language, and for school fundraising. Sign language dvd's, books, calendars, curriculum, and more...

DeafBlind Info: Minnesota's Online Resource about Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
Submitted on 2002-12-06 by Marisa Bennett [Edit] [Delete]
Deafblindness information and resources in Minnesota, the USA, and the world. Includes specialized resource guides for DeafBlind adults, youth, senior citizens, and families experiencing combined hearing and vision loss.

Sign Language Videos
Submitted on 2000-10-06 by Gene Grossman [Edit] [Delete]
10-video complete course in ASL: "Say It With Sign." 20 hours of instruction for beginning adults and children

Vicars American Sign Language Course Outline
Submitted on 1999-09-09 by Webmaster [Edit] [Delete]
An introductory ASL course. Unlike courses which focus on the vocabulary and signs themselves, this also offers brief discussions of the history, grammar, and culture surrounding ASL.

SignHear Communication Centre
Submitted on 1999-09-09 by Webmaster [Edit] [Delete]
A sort of ASL phrasebook/tutorial online. Contains over 200 signs with pictures, a chat room, and introductory information on learning ASL.

The American Sign Language Teachers' Association
Submitted on 1999-09-09 by Webmaster [Edit] [Delete]
Home of the professional organization of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Teachers.

American Sign Language Linguistic Research Project at Boston University
Submitted on 1999-09-09 by Webmaster [Edit] [Delete]
Publications, research projects, and other scientific Linguistic information on ASL. An excellent resource.




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