Stronger reasons for the right to sign languages

Autor/a: TROVATO, Sara
Año: 2013
Editorial: Sign Languages Studies, Vol. 13, nº 3 (2013) pp. 401-422
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




Is the right to sign language only the right to a minority language? Holding a capability (not a disability) approach, and building on the psycholinguistic literature on sign language acquisition, I make the point that this right is of a stronger nature, since only sign languages can guarantee that each deaf child will properly develop the linguistic and cognitive potentialities with whom (s)he is endowed at birth. So, the right to sign language is also the right to the integrity of the person.