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The ASL-LEX database and the ASL-LEX visualization (excluding sign reference videos) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means you can reuse and remix this content as long as 1) you give proper credit and 2) the content is used for non-commercial purposes.

The sign reference videos are © ASL-LEX.org and are provided solely for personal searches of the ASL-LEX database. They may not be saved, displayed, or otherwise used for any other purpose without explicit permission.

Use of any part of ASL-LEX for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited.

Attribution

If you make use of ASL-LEX, please cite both of the following articles:

  • Sevcikova Sehyr, Z., Caselli, N., Cohen-Goldberg, A. M., & Emmorey, K. (2021). ‚ÄčThe ASL-LEX 2.0 Project: A database of lexical and phonological properties for 2,723 signs in American Sign Language. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enaa038.
  • Caselli, N., Sevcikova Sehyr, Z., Cohen-Goldberg, A. M., & Emmorey, K. (2017). ASL-LEX: A lexical database of American Sign Language. Behavior Research Methods, 49(2), 784-801. doi:10.3758/s13428-016-0742-0.

ASL-LEX 2.0

The current and most detailed version of the database.
Contains 60+ properties for 2,723 signs and includes cross-references to ASL Signbank, SLAAASh, and ASL-CDI 2.0.

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ASL-LEX 1.0

The original version of the database (993 signs). Although these data are useful to provide compatability with earlier studies, it is strongly recommended that all new research use the ASL-LEX 2.0 data.

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