Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sign language as a language


Kerry Fehr-Snyder, AZ Republic, May 4, 2012, says that many colleges require two years of a foreign language—and American sign language (ALS) counts.

Some schools out here in AZ offer it.

I remember thinking I could take some little class in this one time—and it was years long! There is the alphabet, words, grammar, and non manual signals…in other words, language!

It is no easier than French or Spanish.

Still—as deaf people are fully mainstreamed, it could come in handy—and of course, for those private conversations.

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