The Sign Language Dataset Compendium

Lexical Resource

ASL Signbank

ASL Signbank is a collection of ID glosses used for annotation in the Sign Language Acquisition: Annotation, Archiving, and Sharing (SLAAAASh) project. It is a consistent and constantly upgraded resource, that serves for ongoing annotations. ASL Signbank is connected to ASL-LEX, a lexical database that includes iconicity and subjective frequency judgements.

ASL Signbank – together with ASL-LEX and SignStudy – is used in the construction of ASLNet (Lualdi et al., 2021), a wordnet for American Sign Language.

Languages American Sign Language, English
Size 3702 signs
Linguistic Information ID-gloss, citation form, translations to English, handedness
Licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Access Public access to 2848 signs via browsable homepage
More detailed information and all signs require confirmed registration
Institution SLAAASh Project, Haskins Lab, Yale University
Publications Hochgesang (2018)
Hochgesang et al. (2018)
Becker et al. (2020)
Hochgesang et al. (2010)

Cite as

Julie A. Hochgesang, Onno Crasborn, and Diane Lillo-Martin. (2017-2022) ASL Signbank. New Haven, CT: Haskins Lab, Yale University.

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This entry was last modified on 9 January 2023.