Everything you need to know about Sign Language in San Francisco

Everything you need to know about Sign Language in San Francisco

American Sign Language (ASL)?is a visual language used predominantly across United States and in English-speaking parts of Canada. American Sign Language is accepted by many high schools, colleges, and universities across San Francisco and its surrounding areas such as Oakland, San Jose, Santa Clara, Berkley San Mateo, and Alameda in fulfilment of world language/language other than English academic requirements.?

Different countries have different sign language

You your guess is right! Just the way we have thousands of different languages of the world similarly there are numerous different signed language which is based on both the culture and spoken language of that region. Some of the Sign Language of other Countries are listed below:

Spain  Spanish Sign Language (SSL)

UK  British Sign Language (BSL)

Portugal  Portuguese Sign Language (PSR)

Ireland  Irish Sign Language (ISL)

Sweden  Swedish Sign Language (TSP)

Australia  Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Japan  Japanese Sign Language (JSL)

Sign Language: A language of gestures

Sign language is a language which uses gestures for communication. It utilizes gestures, hand shapes, body movements, and expressions of the face to converse needs, thoughts, emotions and experiences.?However, it not just a gesture versions of the spoken languages that are used in their surrounding communities. American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language, for instance, are completely different.

Sign language have their own grammar

Sign language are highly structured linguistic systems with all the grammatical complexity and idioms. In addition to that, like any other language it undergoes regionalization and shifts in tone.

An interesting fact about sign language:

Brain damage affects sign language in the same way it affects spoken language. Left hemisphere of the brain plays a crucial role in supporting sign language. Any damage to the left hemisphere can affects sign language in the same way it affects spoken language. The person whose left hemisphere is damaged, they may be able to produce signs, however will not put them in the correct grammatical configurations. Not only that, they may also be able to produce sentences, however forming incorrect signs and in the consequence creating a strange accent.

AML-Global provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services in cities in San Francisco and its surrounding areas such as Oakland, San Jose, Santa Clara, Berkley San Mateo, Alameda. In addition to ASL Interpreting, the most popular languages AML-Global work for American interpreting services are German, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean Russian, French Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, etc.

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