Classifers in American Sign Language

Classifiers are used in American Sign Language to show movement, location, and appearance of an object.  After a signer indicates a person or thing, a classifier can be used in its place to show where and how it moves, what it looks like, and where it is located.  

Two types of classifiers this lesson will focus on are: 

Whole Entity Classifiers

Locative Classifiers

Explanation of Classifiers: