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American Sign Language (ASL)

Librarian recommended resources for you to use in your asl research.

Welcome to the Solano College Library research guide for American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL - American Sign Language

Includes photo examples of often-used words and phrases to illustrate concepts of action and/or movement that make communication clear while adding emotional emphasis that always makes for good conversation. 

Academic Search Complete

A leading resource for scholarly research across multiple disciplines; contains journals, periodicals, reports, books, videos, and more.

A Historical and Etymological Dictionary of American Sign Language

This book is the first to collect all known texts featuring illustrations of early ASL and historical images of French Sign Language--langue des signes française (LSF)--and link them with contemporary signs.      

Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language

Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language considers how ASL expresses non-agent focus, similar to the meaning of passive voice in English.        

In Our Hands

In Our Hands: Educating Healthcare Interpreters addresses these concerns by delineating the best practices for preparing interpreters to facilitate full access for deaf people in healthcare settings.       

The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

This unique reference can help users locate a sign whose meaning they have forgotten, or help them find the meaning of a new sign they have just seen for the first time. It organizes more than 1,900 ASL signs by 40 basic handshapes and includes detailed descriptions on how to form these signs to represent the different English words that they might mean. 

About the ASL guide

Hand using American Sign Language (ASL)Welcome to the American Sign Language (ASL) guide for the Solano Community College Library.   This guide contains information and links to databases, websites, and eBooks relevant to ASL.    We also provide information on citing in APA and MLA format and how to get help from a SCC Librarian.


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