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Media: Standardizing Scientific Terms in ASL & BSL

Submitter: Paul Chapin

Submitter Email: pgchapin@gmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Translation
Lexicography

Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
British Sign Language

Media Body: The New York Times online has published an article (with interactive graphics) about systematic efforts to develop common sets of signs for scientific terminology in American Sign Language and British Sign Language. See

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/science/sign-language-researchers-broaden-science-lexicon.html?_r=0
Issue Number: 23.5079
Date Posted: December 04, 2012

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