Recent Examples of sign language from the Web
English isn’t widely spoken, but sign language and proper nouns go a long way, and locals will happily point you in the right direction.
The secret language that can only result from years of cooking dinner and changing diapers together was particularly useful in a film with no dialogue, save for the sign language the family in the movie learned because their daughter is deaf.
Knowing sign language has helped keep them alive longer than most, though everyone's been tense since tragedy struck a few months into their scary new normal.
She's been deaf for most of her life and had never met a Santa Claus who knew sign language.
The earnest and urgent way sign language is used between family members continually evokes their ever-present care and concern for each other.
The story, written by Mark Medoff, follows speech therapist James Leeds (Joshua Jackson) who falls for a deaf maid named Sarah Norman (Lauren Ridloff); both communicate through sign language throughout the show.
That’s where George lives and hangs out with Davis Okoye (Johnson), a loving primatologist who carries on conversations with the ape (performed in motion capture by Jason Liles) in sign language all day.
Davis favorite gorilla is George, an albino who can speak in sign language and possesses a genial rapport with Davis, who is probably the only human being who could beat him at arm wrestling.
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SIGN LANGUAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sign language for English Language Learners
: a system of hand movements used for communication especially by people who are deaf
SIGN LANGUAGE Defined for Kids
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