History of Sign Language Basics

References: Deaf Websites; and Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes by Gabriel Grayson

Names mentioned (and accidently butchered): Charles Michel De L’Eppe “Father of Sign Language,” Samuel Heinicke (oralism), and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (started ASL in 1800s).

Feedback is welcome! Leave a comment, critique, or an idea of what I should focus on! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “History of Sign Language Basics

  1. Hi, Kourtey–I found this video super helpful. I just started an ASL class, and there are so many details here that the teacher has not discussed. Like maintaining a constant speed so you don’t change the meaning of what you are saying—makes perfect sense! And wearing clothes that contrast with your skin tone so you’re more easily visible. Very good stuff. Thank you.

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