Saturday, September 18, 2004

BBC: Sign Language

" A new sign language created over the last 30 years by deaf children in Nicaragua has given experts a unique insight into how languages evolve. The language follows many basic rules common to all tongues, even though the children were not taught them. It indicates some language traits are not passed on by culture, but instead arise due to the innate way human beings process language, experts claim. The US-led research is detailed in the latest issue of Science magazine. " ( Trackback:

Eine Zeichensprache, die von Kindern in Nicaragua in dreiszig Jahren entwickelt wurde, gibt Aufschlusz ueber Kultur. Die Situation in AT beschreibt der Bericht von Bizeps: " Schlimmer wiegt aber noch, dass das Sozialministerium - angeblich auf Drängen des Bundeskanzleramtes - nicht einmal mehr die Anerkennung der Österreichischen Gebärdensprache in den Begutachtungsentwurf aufgenommen hat, obwohl diese Anerkennung in Vorentwürfen enthalten war."
Not only sign language in AT is discriminated and not accepted by the contemporary " blue- black" Austrian government. ( Trackback: )


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posted by Sybil Amber at 9/18/2004 03:44:00 PM


Blogger Thivai Abhor denkt...

Thanks--we have been discussing Liza Mundy's article and the documentary Sound and Fury in my ENG 104 courses.

Saturday, September 18, 2004 6:29:00 PM  

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