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19.9.04

Children Are The Future

Deaf Kids In Nicaragua Give Birth To New Language

Deaf children thrown together in a school in Nicaragua without any type of formal instruction invented their own sign language -- a sophisticated system that has evolved and grown, researchers reported on Friday.

Their observations show that children, not adults, are key to the evolution and development of language, the researchers report in Friday's issue of the journal Science.


No real comment; I just thought this was really cool -- or perhaps, given that children drive the development of language, I should get out ahead of the curve and say that "OMG th1s r0xx0rz LOL!!!!11!"

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