10-Minute Talks: Looking at Sign Languages

by Professor Bencie Woll FBA

14 Jul 2021

In this talk, Bencie Woll introduces research on the sign languages of deaf communities: natural, complex human languages, both similar to and different from spoken languages. It includes discussion of sign language and the evolution of human language; sign language and the brain, and sign language acquisition by young children, as well as the history and future of British Sign Language (BSL).

Speaker: Professor Bencie Woll FBA, Honorary Professor of Sign Language Linguistics, University College London

10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

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