Introduction to the Study of Sign Language among the North American Indians as Illustrating the Gesture Speech of Mankind

  • Garrick Mallery


The Bureau of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution has in preparation a work upon Sign-Language among the North American Indians, and, further, intended to be an exposition of the gesture-speech of mankind thorough enough to be of suggestive use to students of philology and of anthropology in general. The present paper is intended to indicate the scope of that future publication, to excite interest and invite correspondence on the subject, to submit suggestions as to desirable points and modes of observation, and to give notice of some facilities provided for description and illustration.


Sign Language Indian Sign Indian Language Compound Sign Present Writer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

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