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History of Baby Sign Language & Deaf Women in History by Jenni

ASL sign language

History of Baby Sign Language Learn the history of Baby Sign Language (BSL), from its roots in a strange observation made by a 19th century linguist, through to mainstream acceptance in the 2000s. 1800s: William Dwight Whitney discovers children in deaf families outperforming hearing peers. 1980s: Dr. Joseph Garcia rediscovers BSL and starts teaching signing to… read more >>