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[mass noun] A form of sign language developed in the US and used also in English-speaking parts of Canada.
- ‘I learned American Sign Language at the New York School for the Deaf, read journal articles and finally was accepted.’
- ‘The type preferred by most deaf adults is American Sign Language, which has rules and grammar that is distinct from English.’
- ‘It is now clear that sign languages, such as American Sign Language, have all the essential properties of spoken language.’
- ‘I've taken some classes in American Sign Language at a community college near me and would love to combine it with my background in dance.’
- ‘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.’
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