Vol 49, No, 9
Demonstration: ASL, ESL and PSE
Three forms of sign language are used to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing.
- American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language based on conveying concepts, typically used in the United States and parts of Canada.
- English Sign Language which uses each word in a sentence.
- Pidgin Sign(ed) English mixes ASL rules and English grammar.
In the videos below, Catherine Corrigan, a Society for Human Resource Management customer service staff assistant, demonstrates the differences in the three systems by signing the headline and description of the following HR Magazine article: "Ready to be heard. With minor accomodations, deaf and hard-of-hearing employees can be productive members of your team."