Cathy Lechowicz of the Center for Community Partnerships writes in to tell us about a Nicaraguan sign language program, part of the Center’s “First Fridays”:
Where does language come from? The story of Nicaraguan Sign Language with Professor Anna Shusterman
Nicaraguan Sign Language is a relatively new language that emerged a little over 30 years ago. The dramatic story of the birth of this language includes disease, revolution, and the simple desire of children to communicate with each other. Professor Anna Shusterman will talk about the birth of NSL and the rapid change that has taken place in the language over the last few years. Professor Shusterman will also discuss some current research to illustrate what NSL is teaching us about the nature of language, thought, and human communication.
Date: Friday, Feb. 6
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Center for Community Partnerships (167 High St.)
Also, the deadline for 100 Projects for Peace applications is tomorrow at 5:00 PM. All information can be found here.