Sign Languages around the world

In this section find links and information about different sign languages around the world

About ASL star[offsite link]
Extensive information on ASL and Deafness

American Sign Language Browser star[offsite link]
This is Michigan State University´s ASL browser site which allows you to look up information about thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.

American Sign Language: star[offsite link]
Scholarly information on the linguistic integrity of ASL

ArtSigns star[offsite link]
ArtSigns is an online glossary for British Sign Language in art and design which may be helpful.

ASL Fingerspelling Dictionary star[offsite link]
This page has some very clear instructions on fingerspelling, along with a helpful quiz.

ASL Information star[offsite link]
Extensive information on ASL and Deafness

Auslan - Compare Australian Sign Language to ASL star[offsite link]
Auslan uses two hands and is different to American Sign Language. This site is an Auslan Signbank

Belgian French Sign Language star[offsite link]
A new site with Belgian French Sign language

British Engineering Signs star[offsite link]
A site for signs related to Engineering

British Sign Language - What Is It? star[offsite link]
From Wikipedia a description of BSL

British Sign Language Fingerspelling star[offsite link]
A free Fingerspelling guide to BSL.

BSL Alphabet star[offsite link]
An animated demonstration of the BSL letters of the English Alphabet

BSL Courses star[offsite link]
This site offers courses in which you can learn British Sign Language.

French Sign Language star[offsite link]
How to learn French Sign Language

Handspeak : A Sign Language Dictionary Online star[offsite link]
An online subscription site which includes sign language lessons

Learn British Sign Language star[offsite link]
This is an informative site with all sorts of information about British Sign Language.

Linguistic Minority star
There are many languages which have died out or have very few speakers. But a number of governments, educationalists and other bodies are doing their utmost to keep these languages alive.

Sign Communique star[offsite link]
This is Britain´s biggest supplier of BSL, providing books, CD Roms, Video and all sorts of information.

Sign Language Interpreters star
If you are a hearing person, sign language probably doesn't rate top of mind. To become an interpreter you need to be able to hear as well as know sign language. So I wondered who becomes a sign language interpreter and why?

Sign Language Website star[offsite link]
This website is filled with information about sign language, including it´s history.

Sign2Me star[offsite link]
This is a site offering assistance to parents who wish to sign to their baby. It´s American, but there is a UK section.

Why isn’t there a universal Sign Language? star
Surely when sign language was being developed it would have been sensible to have a universal language? That might seem logical but in reality it isn’t. star[offsite link]
The official BSL site

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