History of British Sign Language
- The Beginnings
- Early Deaf Education
- Late 19th - 20th Centuries
- Late 20th Century Onwards
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Late 20th Century Onwards
As oralism became the dominant approach to deaf education in the late 19th century, the British Deaf community itself began to publish illustrations of signs.
BSL was also taken to other countries by deaf and hearing Teachers of the Deaf and also by church missionaries. Thus the sign languages of Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Malta are all dialects of the same language.
- Selection of Sign Language Dictionaries including BSl, AUSLAN, South African Signs and Maltese Sign Language
- Christmas Carols in Sign, Ill. Pauline Gibson, Interpreted by Bill Gollop & Mervyn Rees, Rank Xerox. (British Deaf History Society)
- Dowling, D & J. (1990) Learning Together: ABC: a Fingerspelling Alphabet with Signs for Deaf and Hearing Children. Sheffield: South Yorkshire Printers Limited. (British Deaf History Society)
- Miles, D. (1988) British Sign Language: A Beginner’s Guide. BBC Worldwide.
- Dot Miles
- Miles, D. (1982) British Sign Langauge: A Manual for Teachers. British Deaf Association
- ELAN notations
- BSL March for the recognition of British Sign Language. Marshall, P. (2000) Photos from the BSL marches [Selection of photographs] (mylondondiary.co.uk)