Modern standard Thai sign language, influence from ASL and its relationship to original Thai sign varieties

Autor/a: WOODWARD, James
Año: 1997
Editorial: Sign Language Studies, nº 92 (1997) pp. 227-252
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


It is known that vocabulary from ASL was introduced into Thailand in the 1950's and that ASL vocabulary has influenced varieties of Modern Standard Thai Sign Language used in urban areas. To date, however, no one has attemped a systematic study of the extent of this influence or of the relationship of MSTSL to sign language varieties existing in Thailand prior to ASL influence.