2.2 What is Sign Linguistics?

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What is Sign Linguistics? 


General sign linguistics tries to describe the characteristics of sign languages in general. Descriptive sign linguistics, in our case, is simply a way of describing BSL in a formal way. Because many people are interested in sign linguistics because they want to teach BSL or learn it, we will present a simple linguistic description of the structure and function of sign languages (especially BSL) and comparing them with other spoken languages (such as English).


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