- Northern Ireland Sign Language
Northern Ireland Sign Language NISL Signed in Ireland, United Kingdom Region Northern Ireland Native signers 3,500 (recognised as BSL signers) Language family Language codes ISO 639-3 None
A number of practitioners see Northern Ireland Sign Language as a distinct and separate language from both BSL and ISL though "many 'Anglo-Irish' Northern Irish signers argue against the use of the acronym NISL and believe that while their variety is distinct, it is still a part of British Sign Language."
- ^ a b "Sign Language". Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. http://www.dcalni.gov.uk/index/languages/sign_language.htm. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
- ^ a b Janzen, Terry (2005). Topics in Signed Language Interpreting: Theory And Practice. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 256 & 265. ISBN 902721669X. OCLC 60742155. http://books.google.com/books?id=ylfJtF3vQUwC&pg. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
- ^ "Paul Murphy announces recognition for sign language". Northern Ireland Office. 2004-03-30. http://www.nio.gov.uk/paul-murphy-announces-recognition-for-sign-language/media-detail.htm?newsID=8540. Retrieved 2011-01-31. "I am pleased to announce formal recognition for both British and Irish Sign Languages in Northern Ireland."
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