Out of Necessity - A New Sign Language Is Born

In the 1970s a group of deaf children in Nicaragua were thrown together in a school without much in the way of formal instruction. While together they formed their own language, enriched it, and then taught it to successive classes of students. In this school, a new language is born.

qv: Scientific American - In Nicaragua a Language is Born,

NPR: Talk of the Nation - New Sign Language,

NPR: All Things Considered, Reuters

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.