Issued on: 23/09/2021 – 22:17
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This Thursday is International Day of Sign Languages. We take a closer look at the French sign language, more commonly known as LSF or “Langue des signes française”, which was banned in France until 1977. Even though today only a minority of people master the language, it’s developing little by little, even among non-deaf people. FRANCE 24’s Éléonore Vanel, Erika Olavarria and James Vasina report.