Deaf Students Form New Language At a school in Nicaragua, deaf children are speaking a new language entirely their own, but it follows rules fundamental to all languages. Researchers report in Science that without coaching, the children used language rules to create a whole new language from the raw material of gestures in order to communicate. NPR's Joe Palca reports.
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At a school in Nicaragua, deaf children are speaking a new language entirely their own, but it follows rules fundamental to all languages. Researchers report in Science that without coaching, the children used language rules to create a whole new language from the raw material of gestures in order to communicate. NPR's Joe Palca reports.