Department of Anthropology

Anthropologist Works to Preserve Dying Sign Languages in Thailand

Tue, June 15, 2010

Angela Nonaka, assistant professor of anthropology who specializes in linguistics, works to preserve endangered sign languages that have gone unnoticed and undocumented in village communities in Thailand.  By examining and documenting hand configurations, gestures, color terminology and baby talk, she is able to analyze and compare Ban Khor Sign Language to American Sign Language, as well as to all other natural human languages. Download the full-sized video to learn more about her research.

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