Providence Island Sign Language

Autor/a: WOODWARD, James
Año: 1987
Editorial: New York: McGraw Hill, 1987
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Providence Island is an isolated Caribbean island. Although it is governed by Spanish-speaking Colombia, the first language of hearing islanders is an Englush creole. At least 19 of the island's 2500-3000 people were born deaf. Most people on the island know and use Providence Island Sign Language, although signers in the eastern part of the island sign differently from signers in the western part. There is also some sign variation between villages within each of these two general areas.

En J. van Cleve (Ed.), Gallaudet encyclopedia of Deaf people and deafness, Vol 3, pp.103-104.