Teen Campaigns for Sign Language
Posted: November 18, 2012 at 2:41 a.m.
American Sign Language isn’t one of the languages Arkansas students may study and earn credit for as they work toward their high school diploma.
-American Sign Language is a language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and body postures.
-Different sign languages are used in different countries or regions.
-Exact beginnings of American Sign Language are unclear, but some suggest it arose more than 200 years ago from the mixing of local sign languages and French Sign Language.
-Between two and three of every 1,000 children in America are born deaf or hard of hearing.
Sources: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
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