Everything you need to know about Sign Language in Washington DC

Everything you need to know about Sign Language in Washington DC

After English and Spanish, American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States. American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language and has been used in the United States for over two hundred years!

American Sign Language is adopted in many high schools, colleges, and universities across Washington DC and also in surrounding cities like Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandra, Reston, Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville.

Different countries have different sign languages

There are different sign languages in different countries. Sign language over time has developed naturally out of groups of people interacting with each other, just like with the spoken language.? In fact, in North and South America alone there are over 35 different sign languages! Some of the Sign Language of other Countries are listed below:

Australia Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Ireland Irish Sign Language (ISL)

Japan Japanese Sign Language (JSL)

Spain Spanish Sign Language (SSL)

Sweden Swedish Sign Language (TSP)

UK British Sign Language (BSL)

Portugal Portuguese Sign Language (PSR)

Sign Language: A language of gestures

In the United States many people who are deaf or hearing impaired communicate by using American Sign Language, also known as ASL. American Sign Language creates words and sentences by combining signs, facial expressions and gestures. Sign languages 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. However, it not just a gesture version of the spoken language, for example? American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language are completely different.

An interesting fact about sign language:

Any damage to the left hemisphere of the brain can affect sign language in the same way it affects spoken language as left hemisphere plays a crucial role in supporting sign language. The person whose left hemisphere is damaged may be able to produce signs, however will not put them in the correct grammatical configurations.

AML-Global provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in cities in Washington DC and also in surrounding cities like Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandra, Reston, Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville and other.

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