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    • Sign language
    • Introduction
      • Deaf people
      • Hundreds of languages
      • Legal recognition
    • History
      • Has existed a long time
      • 16th century in Spain
      • 18th century – alphabet
      • 1755 first school in Paris
      • Observating deaf people
    • Linguistics
      • Rich and complex
      • Grammar of their own
      • Not dependent on oral languages
      • Gestures
      • Fingerspelling
      • Develop on their own
      • Expresses even more
      • No universal language
    • Classification
      • No clear classification
      • Very little historical research
      • Migration
      • Foreign teachers
      • Japanese, French, Scandinavian sign language groups
    • Writing
      • Difficult to write down
      • Usually not written
      • Several attempts
      • SignWriting
      • Stokoe notation
        • Jack and Jill went up the hill
        • To fetch a pail of water.
        • Jack fell down and broke his crown,
        • And Jill came tumbling after.
    • Using
      • hand, face, head, or other body movements
      • three-dimensional space
      • one hand or two
    • Estonian sign language
      • 2006 became official
      • 2000 deaf people
      • Differs in signs
      • Russian & Finnish sign language
      • School for the deaf in 1866
      • Tartu University
    •  
    • References
      • http://sinine.ehi.ee/ehi/oppetool/lopetajad/merilin/
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonian_Sign_Language
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_language
      • http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/getdocument.aspx?logid=5&id=AF0B6C4C-AF9F-4369-A424-CAE4BC623E27