1970: Linda Bove was a guest on the American children's popular TV show, "Sesame Street," to teach a sign language in 1970. Eventually, she became a regular actress in 1976.
Phyllis French was the first Deaf Signer to win a Tony award (the Best Actress), for playing a "Sarah" role in the play, "Children of a Lesser God".
1979: Klima and Bellugi conducted the first linguistics research on American Sign Language.
Related links: Timeline: 1980s.
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This documentation project follows a child's language acquisition, literacy development, and phonological acquisition in sign language, specifically ASL, from newborn to age five in a natural native-ASL environment and visual culture.