Sign language: Its history and contribution to the understanding of the biological nature of language

@article{Ruben2005SignLI,
  title={Sign language: Its history and contribution to the understanding of the biological nature of language},
  author={Robert J. Ruben},
  journal={Acta Oto-Laryngologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={125},
  pages={464 - 467}
}
  • R. Ruben
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Linguistics
  • Acta Oto-Laryngologica
Conclusion The development of conceptualization of a biological basis of language during the 20th century has come about, in part, through the appreciation of the central nervous system's ability to utilize varied sensory inputs, and particularly vision, to develop language. Objective Sign language has been a part of the linguistic experience from prehistory to the present day. Data suggest that human language may have originated as a visual language and became primarily auditory with the later… 

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