A teacher uses sign language to communicate with hearing-impaired pupils at a school in France. Picture: AFP
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Why there is no universal sign language, and how the embrace of non-verbal communication is a welcome sign of the times

Sign languages are different around the world, and even exhibit regional variants, but they are increasingly being accepted as official means of communication

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A teacher uses sign language to communicate with hearing-impaired pupils at a school in France. Picture: AFP
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