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  1. American Sign Language


Ameslan a.k.a. American Sign Language 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. It has been proposed that ASL is a creole language, although ASL shows features atypical of creole languages, such as agglutinative morphology.

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Google previewThe Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

Ameslan is a specific variation of sign language. When you see “Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired” on the corner of a broadcast television program, it indicates that sign language interpretation of the speech content of a program is ...

Google previewSign Language of the Deaf (2014)

Psychological, Linguistic, and Sociological Perspectives by I. M. Schlesinger, Lila Namir

The word order for youngsters exposed to Ameslan is an interesting question. Fant (1974) postulates that ...

Google previewThe SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia (2016)

by Genie Gertz, Patrick Boudreault

Ameslan is an old name for American Sign Language. The work features two large hands with broken fingers and chains upon the wrists, as if to shout out how the banning of ASL leaves Deaf people enslaved and broken. Unlike many artists ...

Google previewThe Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing (1995)

An A-to-Z Guide to Over 1,350 Signs of American Sign Language by Rod R. Butterworth

AMESLAN. (American. Sign. Language). Rotate both A hands alternately toward the body with palms facing forward. Then point both L hands toward each other and move them to the sides with a twisting motion from the wrists. Memory aid: ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

American Sign Language (Ameslan, ASL) American ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

Also called Ameslan. ASL abbrev. Ameslan n. Another name for *American Sign Language. Ames room n. A distorted room that appears almost normal when viewed with one eye through a peephole in one of its walls, but the floor, ceiling, and ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

American Sign Language (Ameslan, ASL), a method of manual communication used by some deaf people in the United States. Messages are conveyed by manipulation of the hands and fingers. ASL is a distinct language, with its own ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

Ameslan 37 ameliorate / Ammotragus American Standard Code for Information Interchange: 5 ASCII [acron]; 9 ASCII code American Stock Exchange : 4 AMEX, Curb americium: 2 Am Amerigo Vespucci: 8 Vespucci; 17 Americus Vespucius ...

Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

by Larry Trask

American Sign Language (ASL, Ameslan) The version of sign language used in the UnitedStates. ASLis descendedfrom a Frenchsign language, and isnot mutually comprehensible with British Sign Language. American structuralism ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Also, ASL, Ameslan. American spotted fever see Rocky Mountain spotted fever. American Standard Code for Information Interchange see ascii. American Standard screw thread Design Engineering, a U.S. standard for specified sizes of screw ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

American Sign Language, sometimes called Ameslan or ASL, was created over the years by the deaf community in the United States. In ASL, one hand shape frequently denotes a concept. American Sign Language must be ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

Ameslan /am′′islan/, now called American Sign Language. Ames test /āmz/ [ Bruce Nathan Ames, American molecular geneticist, b. 1928], a method of testing substances for possible carcinogenicity by exposing a strain of Salmonella to a ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

Ameslan /am′′islan/, now called American Sign Language. Ames test /āmz/ [ Bruce Nathan Ames, American molecular geneticist, b. 1928], a method of testing substances for possible carcinogenicity by exposing a strain of Salmonella to a ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

AMESLAN Slang for American Sign Language ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

Ameslan ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Audiology (2003)

by Brad A. Stach

including audiometers; formerly ASA American Neurotology Society ANS; professional organization of otolaryngologists who have a special interest in neurotology American Sign Language ASL, Ameslan; common natural form of manual ...

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