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Questions about learning or teaching a sign language.

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How can I find the meaning of a sign language sign that I don't know the meaning of?

If I have a sign language (specifically, American Sign Language) sign which I don't remember the meaning of, how can I search online to find its meaning? I've tried describing the sign in Google, but ...
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Studies on using Kinect for learning or teaching sign language?

In 2013, developers at Microsoft Research worked on sign language recognition in Kinect devices in order to translate sign language (more specifically American Sign Language) into spoken words. ...
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Learning from another student

In this particular question, I'm interested in ASL, but also learning language in general. I've read and heard warning against learning ASL from fellow students. Mainly because when you learn wrong ...
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Resources for learning Nicaraguan Sign language

I am trying to learn Nicaraguan Sign Language (ISN), but I can't seem to find online resources. I don't have anyone to learn from offline, so online is the only way. I am open to different methods (...
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Teaching sign languages as other languages, by the Internet?

Are there sites that teach sign languages through gamification? Like Duolingo, Babbel, etc? Or, alternatively, are there researches that prove or deny the possibility of teaching sign languages ...
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Learning second sign language after first sign language

If I have learned a sign language, will it fasten my acquisition on other sign language? This is because I learned that various sign languages have different syntax and such, and worried if there's ...
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What are effective ways to memorize sign languages?

I've learned spoken languages by writing words down, hearing them and remembering them, and working on websites. However, I don't see that helping if I learn a sign language. None of those techniques ...
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Will learning ASL interfere with other languages I am learning?

I am learning Italian right now. I've heard many people say that learning multiple languages at once is a risky idea, since you can easily confuse them. However, would that apply to ASL? I've heard ...
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