News tagged with sign language

A window on how language develops

Linguists have long debated what aspects of language are transmitted through culture and what aspects must be hard-wired into our brains. But it's impossible to take away the culture and study language development ...

Mar 28, 2014
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The road to language learning is iconic

Languages are highly complex systems and yet most children seem to acquire language easily, even in the absence of formal instruction. New research on young children's use of British Sign Language (BSL) sheds light on one ...

Nov 13, 2012
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Mental health problems twice as prevalent in deaf people

A Review in this week's Lancet says that mental health problems are about twice as prevalent in deaf people compared with the general population, and also reports disparities in access to and quality of mental health care f ...

Mar 15, 2012
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