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Sign language dialects are under threat, according to researchers at the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) at University College London.

Awareness about the changing use of language isn't just limited to speakers of English, who may lament the loss of old words and the inclusion of new words like 'selfie' in the Oxford English Dictionary. Users of British Sign

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Two Turkish scientists have built a prototype of ‘talking gloves’ that translate sign language into vocal language, helping people with hearing and speech impairments make their voices heard.

The revolutionary invention of computer engineer Elif Saygi Bavunoglu and her husband, Harun Bavunoglu, a Ph.D student in mathematics and computer science, has been chosen as one of the final

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The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has partnered with SignVideo to enable deaf British Sign Language

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw was one of many who joined an online campaign last week to celebrate British Sign


A twenty-something girl living in the big city, Deafinitely Girly gives a light-hearted but revealing account

The column is written from the unique position of a Deaf singleton. Madam X, as we shall call her explains

I’m now in my 30’s – and that doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it might when I entered my 20s! Two

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