American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
- Book: Fingerspelling - A Mindful Approach (Johnston)
- This text shows us how to build a foundation of mindfulness and then ways of consciously and intentionally building our fingerspelling skills for the improvement of our ASL communication. We will tap into our innate desire and answer the question—how do we take a nuance of language, like fingerspelling, and with gentle persistent attention, strive toward clarity and understanding?
- Book: Integrated and Open Interpreter Education (Maroney et al.)
- The goal of this OER is to offer faculty and students readings and practical application experiences that connect program specific coursework and concepts across the interpreter education curriculum emphasizing the holistic nature of the field of interpreting. Additionally, there are different needs for those students who are native English speakers and those who are native/primary users of ASL. We also envision other interpreter educators using the materials.
Thumbnail: "ASL" spelled out in American Sign Language fingerspelling. (Public Domain; Psiĥedelisto via Wikipedia)