Saturday, September 18, 2004

Out of Necessity - A New Sign Language Is Born

In the 1970s a group of deaf children in Nicaragua were thrown together in a school without much in the way of formal instruction. While together they formed their own language, enriched it, and then taught it to successive classes of students. In this school, a new language is born.

qv: Scientific American - In Nicaragua a Language is Born,
NPR: Talk of the Nation - New Sign Language,
NPR: All Things Considered, Reuters

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