Sign Language Recognition: Tensions between Specificity and Universalism in International Deaf Discourses

Autor/a: DE MEULDER, Maartje
Año: 2015
Editorial: Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




When deaf people from different countries discuss their national sign language(s) being “recognized,” they often assume they have a shared image in their minds of how they can understand the concept, what it could or should entail, and why it is important. This international discourse is linked to a specific sign in International Sign (IS) for RECOGNITION. Similarly, when the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) urges their members to have their national sign languages “recognized,” a cross-national understanding among their members of what this means is implied, although the practical implementation of this will need to be achieved through national legislation.

En: A. Kusters y M. De Meulder (2015), It’s a small world: Inquiries into international deaf spaces, pp.160-172