English to ASL Dictionary

 

A living language evolves to meet the ever changing needs of the people who use it. Lexicography, (the making of dictionaries), is like painting sunsets. By the time the paint dries the subject has changed.  American Sign Language is constantly adapting to the needs of Deaf people, our families, and those with whom we associate.

To use this dictionary, at the top of this page click the first letter of the word you are seeking.  That will load the links into the left hand side of the page.  Then scroll down to the word you are looking for and click on it. Not all words are there (yet) but I add more and more as time goes on.

Best wishes in your ASL endeavors.
Cordially,
- Dr. Bill
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William G. Vicars, Ed.D
Associate Professor, American Sign Language
Director, Lifeprint.com