Should American Sign Language be considered a foreign language?

04/19/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Northern Illinois University's decision to award foreign language credits for American Sign Language highlights the debate over whether it should be considered a foreign language. Students say it mirrors the cultural immersion they get from Spanish or French programs, but some educators say indigenous tongues can't be foreign and that languages must have literature for study.

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