sign language

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The use of sign languages in Arnhem Land was the object of early linguistic and anthropological investigations.
Sign language research, uses and practices; crossing views on theoretical and applied sign language linguistics.
As a consequence, clarification of mediation-related 'can do' descriptors is particularly urgent for sign languages and interpreter training.
But users of different sign languages understand each other far more quickly because there are universal features in sign languages.
Washington, June 2 ( ANI ): A group of students have developed a prototype device that reads sign language and translates its motions into words that are capable of being heard.
The Hodgin Elementary School students use SignWriting, a written script of American Sign Language created by Valerie Sutton.
Contrary to popular belief, sign languages are not international.
The program was innovated as the one sign language proficient psychiatrist in the state became confined to her home due to a pregnancy.
However, a team of neuroscientists now suggests that a right-brain area assumes a critical role in deciphering sign language, at least among native signers.
The asylum employed instructional methods developed in France, and it combined local American sign languages with a French sign language to create a classroom idiom.
Authors have also shown a great deal of confusion and ignorance about sign languages.
In a revision of the 2015 PhD dissertation in linguistics at the University of Venice, Montovan seeks to stimulate debate on the applicability of language universals to sign languages by considering the issue from various theoretical perspectives.
The program is being developed by Aberdeen University scientists through a spin-out company called Technabling, and could be used with a range of different sign languages including British Sign Language (BSL) which is used by up to 70,000 people in Britain.
Napoli (linguistics, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania), Nicholas Gaw, and Mark Mai, the latter two presumably her students before heading into other fields, began investigating whether it was possible to identify sign languages by their prosody, and if so, whether such identification could be used to typologize sign languages.