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Sign Language Science: Factors Contributing to Natural Change (edX)

This course describes how we use historical data to demonstrate language change. While earliest indications suggest that the origin of a signed language began as a gestural form, it has evolved as it was handed down.

Sign Language Science: Factors Contributing to Nature Structure (edX)

This course details the development of the type of grammar that occurs whenever a group of people develops and uses a signed language. In this course, we will look at how people make sign language work—and to understand this, we have to analyze the actual language. In this course, [...]

Sign Language Science: Emergence and Evolution of Sign Language (edX)

This course connects the emergence and evolution of signed languages to the history of the people who use these languages. You will learn this concept in depth, especially the legacy and heritage of American Sign Language (ASL).