Importance Of Sign Language

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Content Sign Language • Sign language (SL) is a visual gesture language which includes face, hands and arms to convey thoughts and meanings. • It is developed in deaf communities which include deaf people, their friends and families. They use their hands, face, arm and body for communication. • Sign languages are complete natural languages having their own syntax and grammar. • Many hearing people have the false impression that Sign Language is a worldwide universal language, but Sign languages are not universal, each one will have differences in syntax, lexicon, etc. These languages changes from one region to another. Every country is having their own sign language which varies from another country in syntax and grammar. • There are about more than 200 languages available all around the world. Sign language which is used in America is known as American Sign Language (ASL) whereas sign language which is used in England is known as British Sign Language (BSL) and in India Indian Sign Language (ISL) is used. There are other sign languages available such as chinese, German, French, Italian, and Turkish Sign Language. • • Sign languages have not been studied as extensively as spoken languages, and the field of research is still fairly young. A good understanding of how sign languages are used is necessary for creating a good translation system. Sign languages are vastly different from spoken languages; some of the methods used in spoken language translation/recognition
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