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Sign language dialects “in decline” report researchers

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

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DCAL is funded by the ESRC, and is based at University College London.

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Olivia G Torres's curator insight, November 30, 5:50 PM

This was really interesting, I realize that different regions of the world have different words for objects. But I didn't think about how the dialects and everything translated into sign language. It was really interesting to see that the Britain Sign Language's dialect words were dying out and not being used as often. This brought me to wonder if the same was happening in the the American Sign Language as well.

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CMO's report highlights need for more research into hearing loss and dementia link

CMO's report highlights need for more research into hearing loss and dementia link | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies publishes the second volume of her annual report, highlighting a link between hearing loss and dementia. Action on Hearing Loss responds to the report's findings.

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Article mentions joint report with Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, which is funded by the ESRC.

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