The status of sign languages in Europe

Autor/a: TIMMERMANS, Tina
Año: 2005
Editorial: Estrasburgo: Council of Europe Publishing, 2005
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 92-871-5720-0
Soporte: Papel


Legislación, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


There are an estimated one million deaf people in the member states of the Council of Europe. Sign Languages are the indigenous languages of deaf people. In addition, many of their family members and friends use sign language as a second or foreign language, as do some hearing-impaired people. Sign languages are languages in their own right, with their own grammar, lexicon, syntax, etc.