NSL

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NSLNational Security Letter
NSLNational Soccer League (Australia)
NSLNicaraguan Sign Language
NSLNovell Secure Login
NSLNormalized Sgml Library
NSLNetwork Service Layer
NSLNetshow Live
NSLNewton's Second Law (physics)
NSLNational Sporting Library
NSLNursing Student Loans (US HRSA)
NSLNational Speed Limit (UK)
NSLNorwegian Sign Language
NSLNational Sport Launch (National Association of Rocketry)
NSLNaval Submarine League
NSLNew Student Leader (various schools)
NSLNetwork Storage Link
NSLName, Sex, Location
NSLNo Such Luck (band)
NSLNottinghamshire Senior League (UK)
NSLNetwork Services Library
NSLNorth Shore Line (Railroad)
NSLNational State and Local (Government)
NSLNight Sky Live
NSLNo Strike List
NSLNear Strike Lightning
NSLNorwood & St. Lawrence (railroad; New York)
NSLNo Stinking Loops (programming slang)
NSLNo Subscriber Line
NSLNorth Sea Lifting Ltd (UK)
NSLNational Student Lobby
NSLNonstockage List
NSLNatural Surface Level
NSLNevada State Library
NSLNil Sine Labore (Latin: Nothing Without Labor)
NSLNewbury Street League (Boston, Massachusetts)
NSLNuclear Safety Line
NSLNear Shannon Limit
NSLNorris Safety Ltd (Kent, UK)
NSLNaval Standards Laboratory
NSLNot Stock Listed
NSLNorthstar League (fantasy baseball league)
NSLNavigation Sounding Layer
NSLNational Space Law
NSLNo Sonic Limits (band)
References in periodicals archive ?
For Comrie, therefore, the best example of "creating language anew" is Nicaraguan sign language. This case is however somewhat specific and the three following points should be added to what Comrie says of them:
In the case of creoles and of Nicaraguan sign language, he is actually interested in the development from protolanguage into language: from pidgin to creole; from home sign to institutional sign language.
As for sign language, he cites Senghas and Coppola's (2001) reports that the younger signers of Nicaraguan Sign Language sign faster and use grammatical forms more consistently, but that this advantage should be distinguished from a "special, age-linked capacity to 'create language'" Furthermore, as we have seen, Nicaraguan sign language developed as the collective result of several successive generations of speakers.
Even Nicaraguan Sign Language, which has been studied from so close to its origin, has a forerunner in the protolanguage Lenguaje de Signos Nicaraguense, which provided the initial lexicon.
(3.) The language here referred to as Nicaraguan Sign Language is called Idioma de Signos Nicaraguense in Spanish.
Children's contribution to, the birth of Nicaraguan Sign Language. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, MIT.