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American Sign Language is a visual-gestural language used by 500,000 members of the North American Deaf community.
According to Sign Language is the primary sign language used by Deaf and hearing-impaired people in the United States and Canada.
I also write a bit about Deaf education and baby sign (baby talk using sign language).
"Baby signing" amongst people who can hear is sort of new to Deaf culture.
When compared with other languages, signing hasn't been recognized as a language for very long has it?
Oh sure, ASL has been developing and in use since the early 1800's but it wasn't until 1960 that experts recognizing it as a full-blown autonomous language.
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Is ASL limited to just the United States and Canada? ASL is also used in varying degrees in the Philippines, Ghana, Nigeria, Chad, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Zaire, Central African Republic, Cote d' Ivoire, Mauritania, Kenya, Madagascar, Benin, Togo, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong. ASL is the dominant signed language in North America, plus it is used in quite a few other countries, but it is certainly not understood by deaf people everywhere.
It seems so many people these days want to learn sign.
I've also set up an area of this site that deals with ASL Linguistics (linguistic signs/linguistic sign). My estimate is more along the lines of: 2 million people are using ASL on a daily basis.