South African Sign Language


South African Sign Language

language
name=South African Sign Language
nativename=SASL
states=South Africa
signers=12,100 (1989)
family=Related to British Sign Language, Irish Sign Language and Auslan; some signs from American Sign Language
iso2= -
iso3=sfs

South African Sign Language (SASL) is accepted as the language of instruction in the education of Deaf learners.

SASL is an utterly distinct though incompletely emerged national standard language, but which also subsumes a cluster of semi-standardised dialects. South Africa one of a few countries to have legal recognition of sign language.

See also

* Sign language
* Languages of South Africa

External links

* [http://www.deafsa.co.za/ DeafSA]
* [http://www.deafnet.co.za/ Worcester Institute for the Deaf]

References

* [http://www.deafsa.co.za/htm/signlanguage.htm SASL]
* [http://www.unicaen.fr/typo_langues/consultation_langue.php?code_SIL=SFS&malang=fr&tableau=fiche&langue=South%20African%20Sign%20Language Typology of the language]
* [http://www.rosettaproject.org/archive/sfs/view?searchterm=south%20african] The Rosetta Project Ressources for SASL
* [http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle1.5/index.php?ui=1&sgn=77] Sutton Sign Writing graphical notation of SASL dictionary
* [http://deafness.about.com/od/internationaldeaf/a/southafrica.htm About SASL in SA]


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