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ATG Quirkies: How American Sign Language invented signs for “torque,” “neuron” and even “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

by | Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

A recent post in Inside Higher ED claims that a few short years ago, there was no American Sign Language sign for “verb,” “prototype” or “Jay Gatsby.

But that all changed when “a small team at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf created signs for these terms and hundreds more” and began developing “ASLCore, a project … designed to fill gaps in the ASL lexicon.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

 

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