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Why Sign Language isn’t universal

Just like an American-English speaking person can go to England and notice that people have accents, so too can an America Sign Language speaker can go to England and detect differences in sign languages. This video explains the differences in sign language dialects and how those differences originated. The entire video is presented by a deaf blogger (with the exception of Tom Scott’s introduction), so you’re going to need to put on closed captioning. And life pro-tip, if you’re a fast reader you can double the speed of the video.

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