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Sign Language

Scope Note: 
Type of manual communication method used by the deaf in which gestures function as words -- it has its own morphology, semantics, and syntax
Category: Disabilities
Broader Terms
Manual Communication
Narrower Terms
American Sign Language
Use this term instead of
Gestures (Deaf Communication)
Related Terms
Deaf Interpreting
Finger Spelling
Total Communication
Added to ERIC: 7/1/1966