A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASL

Tue, 24 May '22
Silent communication, for short
Wed, 11 May '22
Communication method in much of the 2021 film "CODA," for short
Fri, 18 Feb '22
Common way to communicate at Gallaudet University, in brief
Tue, 25 Jan '22
It has colloquial gestures like "kiss-fist" and "shaking L": Abbr.
Thu, 18 Nov '21
In which four raised fingers and a curved thumb is "B," in brief
Tue, 5 Oct '21
Communication at Gallaudet Univ.
Mon, 4 Oct '21
Handy way of communicating, in brief?
Mon, 30 Aug '21
Means of communication in "A Quiet Place," in brief