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The New York City American Sign Language Meetup Group Pages



* ASL alphabet Please note some of the common errors in fingerspelling.

* Fingerspelling in American Sign Language. This workbook is an excellent way to improve active fingerspelling.

* If you would like to improve your receptive fingerspelling check out Dr. Bill Vicars' American Sign Language (ASL) Fingerspelling Practice Site. Dr. Bill also produces the LifePrint online ASL course .


* Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language. This is actually two dictionaries: a hardcover book and a DVD. The wood pulp edition has some very good cultural notes, but ASL is a gestural language -- which is why the DVD is so helpful. It has a lot of useful features, including the ability to play slow and step forward (advance frame by frame).

* The American Sign Language Dictionary by Martin L. A. Sternberg. The great thing about Sternberg is that it explains the metaphor of each gesture, which can be a very helpful mnemonic. Very well done illustrations.

* and ASL Pro for mobile devices. These video dictionaries include ASL idioms, conversational phrases and a religious dictionary. ASL usage varies; it's interesting to compare ASL Pro with Gallaudet and Sternberg.


* has a series of lessons. It's free and a good place to start. LifePrint also has a dictionary, mostly still images but some animated. The site also has some excellent cultural notes.

* Sign Language Center in Manhattan. Most of the instructors are deaf and classes are immersive. They also have occasional "Social Signs" events.

If you would like to organize an NYC ASL chapter in Staten Island, Queens or the Bronx please e-mail the Organizer.

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