Ameslan 1972, acronym of Ame(rican) S(ign) Lan(guage), known by that name since 1960, but its history goes back to 1817, evolving from French Sign Language (introduced at American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn.) and indigenous sign languages, especially that of Martha's Vineyard. [See "Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language," Nora Ellen Groce, Harvard University Press, 1985]

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  • Ameslan — n. 1. American sign language. [An acronym which is spelled and pronounced as a simple word] Syn: American sign language [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ameslan — Abreviatura del American Sign Language, método de comunicación con los sordos basado fundamentalmente en la posición, el aspecto y los movimientos de las manos y de los dedos para la transmisión de los conceptos y los mensajes. Diccionario Mosby… …   Diccionario médico

  • Ameslan — ☆ Ameslan [am′is lan΄ ] n. [< Ame(rican) S(ign) Lan(guage)] AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE …   English World dictionary

  • Ameslan — Langue des signes américaine Pour les articles homonymes, voir ASL. Langue des signes américaine Langue des signes américaine Parlée aux États Unis, Canada anglais, une partie du Mexique. Également Philippines, Singapour, Hong Kong, Répu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ameslan — noun Date: 1972 American Sign Language …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ameslan — /am euh slan , am slan/, n. See American Sign Language. [1970 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • ameslan — ame·slan …   English syllables

  • Ameslan — Am•e•slan [[t]ˈæm əˌslæn, ˈæm slæn[/t]] n. ling. American Sign Language • Etymology: 1970–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Ameslan — /ˈæməslæn/ (say amuhslan), /ˈæmslæn/ (say amslan) noun → American Sign Language …   Australian English dictionary

  • ameslan — ˈaməˌslan noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : american sign language herein …   Useful english dictionary

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