Thursday, August 23, 2007

Talking Hands :: Book Review

OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts: "Signs and Wonders An Israeli town where people talk with their hands--literally."

Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, once met at least the first two. From the middle of the 17th century to roughly the turn of the 20th, nearly everyone on the island used a distinctive sign language that was (mostly) born there. Nora Ellen Groce detailed its history in "Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language" (1985).

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