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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 Unpublished doctoral dissertation, MIT.