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Sign Languages
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Sign languages are visual-gestural languages that are produced by hand movements, facial expressions, and head/body postures and are perceived by the eyes. They are natural human languages that have arisen wherever Deaf people have…

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Ulrike Zeshan, “Sign Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0307>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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