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Adamorobe Sign Language
An indigenous sign language used in Adamorobe, a village of Ghana
Algerian Sign Language
A sign language used in Algeria
American Sign Language
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
Argentine Sign Language
A sign language used in Argentina
Bolivian Sign Language
A sign language used in Bolivia
Brazilian Sign Language
A sign language used in Brazil
British Sign Language
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 BSL syntax and grammar are not based on English
Chilean Sign Language
A sign language used in Chile
Colombian Sign Language
A sign language used in Colombia
French Sign Language
A dactylological sign language used in seven different countries, based on Old French Sign Language
Hausa Sign Language
A sign language used in Nigeria
Honduras Sign Language
A sign language used in Honduras
I don't speak American Sign Language
Indicates that the speaker is unable to speak the American Sign Language
Kenyan Sign Language
A particular sign language, used in Kenya
Martha's Vineyard Sign Language
A sign language, now extinct, which developed on Martha's Vineyard (an island in Massachusetts)
South African Sign Language
A sign language used in South Africa
sign language
Communication through gestures used when speech is impossible, for example, between monks under a vow of silence or people speaking different languages

Even Maxwell the trader, who has been most among them, is compelled to resort to the curious sign language common to most of the prairie tribes.

sign language
The sign language (sense 1) that is used locally or that is mistakenly believed to be the only one

I'm taking night classes to learn sign language.

sign language
One of several natural languages, typically used by the deaf, where the words and phrases consist of hand shapes, motions, positions, and facial expressions

It is safe to say that the academic world is now convinced that sign languages are real languages in every sense of the term.

sign language
Sign languages (sense 1) considered collectively

There are some unique properties found in sign language compared to spoken language.

American Sign Language
{i} ASL, sign language used in the USA
American Sign Language
The primary sign language used by deaf and hearing-impaired people in the United States and Canada, devised in part by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet on the basis of sign language in France. Also called Ameslan
sign language
{i} dactylology
sign language
American Sign Language (ASL) is a gestural language used primarily by the deaf community It has its own structure, independent of English There are other sign language systems in use as well
sign language
a communication system using gestures instead of spoken words
sign language
A system of conventional symbols or gestures made with the hands to help the deaf communicate It is distinct from finger spelling There are various systems, among them American Sign Language, ASL (AMESLAN); Linguistics of Visual English, LOVE or LVE; Seeing Essential English, SEE1; Signed English, SE (Siglish); Signing Exact English, SEE2; Systematic Sign Language, SLL
sign language
n 1 : a method of communicating by means of systematic conventionalized chiefly manual gestures used by the deaf or by people speaking different languages <sign language of the American Plains Indians> 2 : DACTYLOLOGY American Sign Language, which today is used by more than 500,000 people in the United States and Canada; in fact, it is the fourth most common language in the United States
sign language
language of hand shapes, facial expressions, and movements used as a form of communication
sign language
A method of communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in which hand movements, gestures and facial expressions convey grammatical structure and meaning
sign language
A system of communication among the deaf through conventional hand or body movements which represents ideas, objects, action, etc Distinguished from finger spelling
sign language
(sign lan·guage) NOUN: A language that uses a system of manual, facial, and other body movements as the means of communication, especially among deaf people
sign language
The manual communication used by people who have hearing impairments The gestures or symbols in sign language are organized in a linguistic way, and each sign has three distinct parts: the handshape, the position of the hands, and the movement of the hands Sign language is not universal American Sign Language (ASL or Ameslan) is not based on English or any other spoken language and is used by the majority of deaf in the United States Two sign systems which are based on English are Signed Exact English (SEE sign) and Signed English (Siglish)
sign language
Sign language is movements of your hands and arms used to communicate. There are several official systems of sign language, used for example by deaf people. Movements are also sometimes invented by people when they want to communicate with someone who does not speak the same language. Her son used sign language to tell her what happened. a language that uses hand movements instead of spoken words, used by people who cannot hear well. Any means of communication through bodily movements, especially of the hands and arms, rather than through speech. It has long been used by speakers of mutually unintelligible languages for example, various Plains Indian tribes in 19th-century North America communicated via a sign language and is widely used for communication by the deaf. Charles-Michel, abbé de l'Épée (1712-89), developed the first sign language for the deaf in the mid-18th century; his system developed into French Sign Language (FSL), still used in France. Transported to the U.S. in 1816 by Thomas Gallaudet (1787-1851), it evolved into American Sign Language (ASL, or Ameslan), now used by more than half a million people. These and other national sign languages generally express concepts rather than elements of words and thus have more in common with each other than with their countries' spoken languages
sign language
deaf-mute language, communication via hand movements
sign language
language expressed by visible hand gestures
sign language
method of communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in which hand movements, gestures, and facial expressions convey grammatical structure and meaning
sign-language
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