Transmission of sign languages in Mediterranean Europe

Autor/a: QUER, Josep; MAZZONI, Laura; SAPOUNTZAKI, Galini
Año: 2010
Editorial: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-0-521-88370-2
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This  chapter  aims  at  presenting  an  overview  of  sign  language  transmission  and  use  in  three Southern  European  countries  in  the  Mediterranean  area:  Greece,  Italy  and  Spain. As  will become clear, the reality of signers and the  vicissitudes of deaf education  and sign  language recognition  are  roughly  comparable  in  the  three  countries,  which  is  mainly  amenable  to  the social and political similarities among them. In some aspects, the shared features differentiate them  from  Northern  European  countries,  but  at  the  same  time  the  evolution  observed  is parallel to those of Western countries, albeit at a different pace at times.