Everything you need to know about Sign Language in Dallas/Fort Worth

Everything you need to know about Sign Language in Dallas/Fort Worth

For over 200 years American Sign Language(ASL) has been primarily used by hard of hearing people in the United States. It is the third most used language after English and Spanish.

All educational institutes: schools, colleges and universities, accept American Sign Language across Dallas/Fort Worth and also in surrounding cities like Arlington, Plano, Garland, Irving & McKinney in fulfilment of world language/language requirements.

Different countries have different Sign Languages

Just like spoken language, American Sign Language has evolved over time naturally out of groups of people interacting with each other. Each country has its own sign language. There are over 35 different sign languages in North and South America. Some of the sign languages are given below:

  • Spain Spanish Sign Language (SSL)
  • Sweden Swedish Sign Language (TSP)
  • UK British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Portugal Portuguese Sign Language (PSR)
  • Australia Auslan (Australian Sign Language)
  • Ireland Irish Sign Language (ISL)
  • Japan Japanese Sign Language (JSL)

Sign Language: A language of gestures

American Sign Language (ASL) is used by many deaf and hard of hearing people for communication. Sign Languages are highly structured linguistic systems with grammatical complexity and idioms. American Sign Language creates words and sentences by combining signs, facial expressions and gestures. It is not just a gesture version of verbal languages that local people use for communication. It also undergoes regionalization and shifts in tone like any other language. However, sign languages are different in each country. American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language, for instance, are completely different.

An interesting fact about Sign Language:

The left hemisphere of our brain is responsible for language coordination and speech production. Any damage to the left hemisphere can affect sign language in the same way it affects spoken language. The person may be able to produce signs but will not be able to convey them in correct grammatical manner. Incorrect signs produce a strange accent which is not understandable.

AML-Global providesAmerican Sign Language (ASL) interpretingservicesin Dallas/Fort Worth and also in surrounding cities likeArlington, Plano, Garland, Irving & McKinney.In addition to ASL Interpreting, the most popular languages we support areGerman, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, etc.

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