Psychology 2134A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: American Sign Language, French Sign Language, Sign Language
The sign language of nicaragua began as a pidgin by the children. Over 20 years, (cid:498)generations of school children(cid:499) developed the full language. Two truisms about sign language development: like other languages, sign languages develop over time and generations, innovations in language originate from children. Sign language: a linguistics systems that is perceived visually and produced through hang movements and facial expression. Signed language: the expression of language in the manual-visual mode. Homesign: a gestural communication system for interactions with a deaf family member. A kind of pidgin unique to each family. Factors the can contribute to the development of (cid:498)village sign(cid:499) are genetic deafness. Village sign: a sign language used by both deaf and hearing members of a and high degree of intermarriage in small rural villages. community with a high incidence of deafness. Deaf community sign language: a sign language that natural emerges whenever a group of unrelated deaf individuals is brought together to form a community.