Languages change—they must. For example, even stickler grammarians have to admit that “impact” has gained popularity as a verb (even if it’s still annoying to some). The Oxford Dictionaries are always adding words: duckface, lolcat and five-second rule made it in December. As evidenced by that list, the internet is a cauldron of word evolution. And like all other languages, American Sign Language has to incorporate the phrases and terms that spring from it.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!! (Hearing Screening in the Zero to Three Journal)
The walls are decorated with pictures of kangaroos, watermelons, and yo-yos, as “Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush” is being sung in the background. But there’s something different about this preschool classroom: almost all the students have cochlear implants.