How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language

Published: 13/07/2018
How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language
Source: WWW.ATLASOBSCURA.COM

Of all the changes within Nicaragua to come out of the overthrow of the Somoza regime by the Sandinistas in 1979, perhaps the least anticipated was the birth of a new language. Nicaraguan Sign Language is the only language spontaneously created, without the influence of other languages, to have been recorded from its birth . And though it came out of a period of civil strife, it was not political

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