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American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpreting: Get Started

A guide to resources and research on the language and linguistics of American Sign Language (ASL), the American Deaf Community and its culture, and ASL/English interpreting.


This guide introduces resources to support your research topics in American Sign Language (ASL). Use the tabs at the top of the page to help you locate background information on your topic, articles, books, and more.

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