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Daniel J. Kent Comd 231-1 Signs of New language Article This article is about researching “home languages” which are languages set up by one’s family and close friends. Doing this research is Ted Supalla who went to Israel to meet with Deaf people. The cultures’s he is researching is not typical of most. This culture has not been accustomed to American Sign Language. These homegrown languages show us the first forms of communication with the deaf. Interesting enough Supalla’s conversation with his Bedouin acquaintance was all about how he is unable to get a drivers license. Surprisingly enough Supalla was able to understand his home sign, which was similar to the sign we know today. “In this well-documented phenomenon, an isolated deaf person learns to communicate with friend and family by devising a set of gestures to describe everyday objects and, along with it, a rudimentary system for indicated action, time, place and other concepts.”(p.2) In Nicaraguan schools there
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