American sign language



a visual-gesture language, having its own semantic and syntactic structure, used by deaf people in the U.S. and English-speaking parts of Canada.
Abbreviation: ASL.
Contemporary Examples

While “Uprising” is bookended with some verbal dialogue, the vast majority of the episode is enacted in American Sign Language.
ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’ ASL Episode Recalls Gallaudet Protest Jace Lacob February 27, 2013

“Most Americans do not realize that American Sign Language is the third most common language in the United States,” she said.
‘Switched at Birth’: ABC Family’s Groundbreaking Deaf/Hearing Drama Jace Lacob February 13, 2012

Left unmentioned is why Callis was so expressive: the beauty of American Sign Language.
ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’ ASL Episode Recalls Gallaudet Protest Jace Lacob February 27, 2013

noun
See Ameslan

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