Difference between English and ASL

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There are different sign languages all over the world, just as there are different spoken languages. ASL and British Sign Language are different, mutually unintelligible languages. Because the American and British Deaf communities were not in contact with each other, the two languages developed independently.

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Difference between English and ASLThere are different sign languages all over theworld, just as there are different spoken languages.ASL and British Sign Language are different,mutually unintelligible languages. Becausethe American and British Deaf communities werenot in contact with each other, the two languagesdeveloped independently. French Sign Language,Danish Sign Language, Taiwan Sign Language,Australian Sign Language, Thai Sign Language,Finnish Sign Language, Brazilian Sign Language,and many others have developed in communitiesof Deaf people, just as spoken languages havedeveloped in communities of hearing people.Each displays the kinds of structural differencesfrom the countrys spoken language that show itto be a language in its own right.The discovery that sign languages are languagesin their own right has led to the blossoming ofliterary culture in sign. With a new sense ofpride in their language and culture, and rooted inDeaf peoples strong story-telling tradition, a newgeneration of Deaf writers, playwrights, and poetshas begun to explore the ways sign languagescan be used to create works of art. They haveproduced literary works in sign languagesstories,plays, and poetryperformed and disseminatedon videotape.What has been discovered over the past half centuryis that sign language is language. This isnot just a discovery about sign language; it is adiscovery about language itself. It reveals humanlanguage to be more

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