Classifiers are used in American Sign Language to show movement, location, and appearance. 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. To see a flash movie showing a description of the various classifiers, click on the buttons below. There are also quick time movies showing the classifiers. Be sure to have both Flash and Quicktime players on your computer. When you are finished with the movie, click your back button to return to this page.