Tag: signlanguage

The Philly Sign Language Accent

About 130 of the world's estimated 6,500 languages are mutually unintelligible forms of sign language. Sign languages can be broken up into linguistic families and are not just simple translations of existing languages. For this reason it makes sense that, like other languages, sign languages can have regional accents, as researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating in Philadelphia. Linguists Jami...