Transliteration is the conveyance of one language in the form of another. In spoken language this is reserved for writing foreign sounds in another language. According to Humphrey and Alcorn, "transliteration refers to the process of taking a message and expressing it in a different form of the same language."

In ASL transliteration means English signing that incorporates grammatical features of ASL, and is often used for making auditory information accessible in a visual way.


Humphrey, Janice & Bob Alcorn. So You Want to be an Interpreter: An Introduction to Sign Language Interpreting. Seattle: H&H Publishing, 2001