A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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This course provides an introduction to the diversity of human language and the role of language in society. By studying the origins, the interrelationships, and the characteristics of several of the world’s languages, students will gain an appreciation for language as an outgrowth of culture. Comparisons and contrasts will be drawn among several of the world’s languages, with language-related issues studied from the perspective of different cultures.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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