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This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Deaf 15-Year-Old Learns to Speak For the First Time Using Sign Language

Born deaf in a remote area of Uganda without any schools or resources for deaf children, 15-year-old Patrick Otema had never had a conversation in his life. He could follow simple commands from his father, but was unable to express his thoughts, feelings, or ideas. When he wasn't doing chores, he …

Sign language and song in ‘Visible Language’ at Gallaudet

“I want to communicate,” goes an early chorus of the musical “Visible Language,” and that fundamental message is delivered in song, American Sign Language and supertitles projected above the small stage at Gallaudet University.<p>That range of expression is the real drama of this fascinating show, …

An App That Lets You Converse With The Deaf, No Sign Language Necessary

Transcense is a new app that accurately translates conversations in real time so the deaf and hard of hearing can participate in meetings, presentations and conversations.<p>Founders Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng say one-on-one conversations are easy for the deaf. Either they …

Sign Language Interpreters: Is it Me?

<i>When examining the struggles and failings of our profession, we may be frightened and reluctant to consider our role. Brian Morrison suggests that</i> …

Lesser-known things about deafness

<b>Beyond being unable to hear, there's quite a lot about deaf people and culture that non-deaf people may be unaware of. Here are five lesser-known things from those in the know.</b><p>How have advancements in technology helped people who are deaf?<p>It wasn't so long ago that deaf people had to use Royal Mail …

Creating a Language by Committee

Changing Planet<p>PHNOM PENH – On the white board, nine words in Khmer are listed in blue. In the cool, dim room, members of the Cambodian Sign Language committee are seated at an oval conference table scattered with the various implements essential to their work—iced coffee sweetened by condensed …

Woman With A Hearing Loss Taught Her Deaf Cat Sign Language

A woman with a hearing loss has taught her cats sign language. One of them is a deaf cat. When Kim Silva retired from teaching at the American School …

Languages That Give You The Best Chance To Broaden Your Career

As the face of international business changes, so do the languages used to communicate. Shifts in economic strength have certainly impacted the most …

Language Learning

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Yes, Sign Language Has Accents

American Sign Language isn't a translation of English. It's a language with its own grammar and idioms. Sign language speakers also have their own …

Get "Happy" With This American Sign Language Performance of Pharrell’s Hit Song

Pharrell’s “Happy” is the song that keeps on giving (and giving and giving and giving).<p>Whether it’s watching adorable kids dance to the catchy tune, …

A Device That Interprets Sign Language Is Now Being Crowdfunded

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If, like Paul Newman in <i>Cool Hand Luke</i>, what you have is a failure to communicate, there’s a new device that might help. MotionSavvy is now crowdfunding a device on Indiegogo called UNI, a portable, two-way communication device which can …

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George Roy Hill was a talented and very skillful director that had a knack for putting together a film that people would not only watch and love, but …

Learn American Sign Language for free | Rocket American Sign Language trial

With 2140 Five Star reviews you know Rocket Languages works.<p>Average Rating<p>4.7<p>Review Criteria<p>How satisfied are you with Rocket Languages?<p>How likely …

Syntactic Priming in American Sign Language

Abstract<p>Psycholinguistic studies of sign language processing provide valuable opportunities to assess whether language phenomena, which are primarily …

Linguistics

What American Sign Language Looked Like 100 Years Ago

American Sign Language has a long history in the United States. It goes back almost 200 years, to 1817, when a minister named Thomas Hopkins …