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An American Sign Language translation of the English "Preamble to the United States" by The Constitutional Convention Committee on Style. Translation was prepared by MJ Bienvenu, Patrick Graybill, Dennis Cokely and performed by Patrick Graybill. This is part of the Cokely Parallel Corpus collection. Additional materials are provided here for corpus-based research.
English Source Text
We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
American Sign Language, translation, parallel corpus, American political speeches
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