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  • Mar 19, 2012
  • 10:37 PM

The signs of silence: deaf Inuit learn ASL

Sarah Rogers / Nunatsiaq News
The workshop focused on communication in daily living, such as asking for something, getting or giving information, and expressing likes and dislikes with ASL. And instructors also used regional Inuit signs shared by some of the participants. While Alookie also learns Inuit sign language at school, the teaching materials, developed by the Government of Nunavut, are relatively new and that version of sign language itself is much less advanced than ASL.

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