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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign ... together Old French Sign Language, various village sign languages, and home sign systems; ASL was created in this situation of language contact.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_sign_language

The recorded history of sign language in Western societies starts in the 17th century, as a ... Many sign languages have developed independently throughout the world, and no first sign language can be identified. Both signed .... History of sign language in the United States (American School for the Deaf Website). History of ...

www.startasl.com/who-invented-sign-language_html

The question of who invented sign language has sparked much debate and has a vague answer. If you want to know who invented sign language, you need to ...

www.deafwebsites.com/sign-language/history-sign-language.html

Sign language is an integral form of communication in the deaf community. With sign ... ASL however was not the only sign language developed. All over the ...

www.startasl.com/history-of-american-sign-language_html

No standard signed language existed at this time, but various signing systems were created in the deaf communities. These sign systems are now known as Old  ...

iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/fall05/rosen/history.html

American Sign Language has a very long history. ... This system, known as Old French Sign Language, was a language created by deaf individuals in France.

www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/history2.htm

(http://www2.bc.cc.ca.us/asl/time_line.htm) After some time the deaf began to be accepted as normal people. They created special deaf only schools for them, ...

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linguistics.byu.edu/classes/Ling450ch/reports/sign-language.html

Feb 24, 1998 ... Who invented sign language? No one has ... We know that in America, the Great Plains Indians developed a fairly extensive system of signing.