Albanian Sign Language: Language Contact, International Sign, and Gesture

Autor/a: HOYER, Karin
Año: 2007
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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After World War II, Albania was the most inaccessible country in Europe. The Communist regime under the longtime party leadership of Enver Hoxha was characterized by isolation from the rest of the world, propaganda, and political persecution. When people adjusted their TV antennas to illegally receive broadcasts from Yugoslavia and Italy, deaf people were sometimes able to get a glimpse of Italian signed news programs. Manipulation of one’s TV antenna was, however, a very dangerous act because one never knew who in the neighborhood was spying for the regime.

En D. Quinto-Pozos (Ed.), Sign Languages in Contact.