The relationship of sign language varieties in India, Pakistan, & Nepal

Autor/a: WOODWARD, James
Año: 1993
Editorial: Sign Language Studies, nº 78 (1993) pp. 15-22
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital

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Recent research has shown that sign language varieties in India and Pakistan are related. This paper examines the possible relationship of sign language varieties in India and Pakistan to those in Nepal by analyzing comparative lexical data from sign language varieties in the three countries. The paper uses a special vocabulary list for sign language research to compare for cognates across sign language varieties in Kathmandu, Karachi, Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Bangalore. Results of the comparisons as well as implications for future research are discussed.