Originally published in The Conversation on 06 April 2021.
An Interactive Visual Database for American Sign Language Reveals How Signs Are Organized In The Mind
By Zed Sevcikova Sehyr, San Diego State University, Ariel Golderg, Tufts University, Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University, Naomi Caselli, Boston University
“Language is at the heart of all human communities, and sign languages are no exception. There is much work to be done to ensure full equity for all deaf people. Our ASL-LEX project provides a window into ASL and, by extension, the linguistic minds of those who use the language. Our team has envisioned many ways ASL-LEX could be used, but it is the thousands of unexpected ways that researchers, educators, community members and artists could use it that we are truly excited about.” Read full article here.