Sign Language is a visual communication method that comprises of gestures, facial expression, and body language. Sign Language is used mainly by people who are Deaf or have hearing impairments.
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (BSL)
The form of sign languages used most commonly within Britain is British Sign Language (BSL). BSL has it’s own grammatical structure and syntax, as a language it is not strongly related to spoken English. BSL is the preferred language of around 145,000 people within the UK (2011).
IS SIGN LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL?
Many people assume that Sign Language is the same all around the world, but this however is far from the truth. Because of the isolated way in which sign language has evolved there is even significant variation from region to region within the British Isles, this is known as regional variation and can be thought of as being similar to regional accents and colloquialisms found in spoken languages. Other countries have their own sign languages.