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American Sign Language Line breaks: Ameri|can Sign Language

Definition of American Sign Language in English:


[mass noun]
A form of sign language developed in the US and used also in English-speaking parts of Canada.
Example sentences
  • The type preferred by most deaf adults is American Sign Language, which has rules and grammar that is distinct from English.
  • The activists also insist that ‘deaf culture,’ complete with its own language - American Sign Language, or ASL - is no different from any other ethnic or linguistic culture.
  • It is now clear that sign languages, such as American Sign Language, have all the essential properties of spoken language.

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