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Sign languages and sign language families in Thailand and Viet Nam

Sign languages and sign language families in Thailand and Viet Nam,James Woodward

Sign languages and sign language families in Thailand and Viet Nam   (Citations: 3)
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Published in 2000.
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    • ...Chinese Sign Language (CSL; Johnson, 2003; Lytle et al, 2005/2006; Martin, Hussey, Sicoli, & Zhang, 1999; Yang, 2008; Yang & Fischer, 2002) is commonly distinguished from Shanghai Sign Language (Woodward, 2000), Hong Kong Sign Language (Tang, 2007), and Taiwan Sign Language (Ann, Smith, & Yu, 2007; Duncan, 2005; Smith, 2005)...

    Christina Mien-Chun Linet al. Standardizing Chinese Sign Language for use in post-secondary educatio...

    • ...This is especially true of the particular sign language variety interchangeably referred to here as ‘‘indigenous” (Woodward, 2000) or ‘‘village” (Zeshan, 2004, 2006) or indigenous/village sign languages, and the special type of speech community associated with them, ‘‘speech/sign communities” (Nonaka, 2007)...
    • ...Old Bangkok and Old Chiangmai sign languages (Woodward, 2000; Nonaka, 2004) are examples of original sign languages...
    • ...It is difficult to establish with precision when and where these languages developed, but it has been hypothesized (Woodward, 2000) that original sign language varieties develop in market towns and urban areas where deaf people have regular and sustained opportunities to meet and converse...
    • ...Three studies (Groce, 1985; Lane et al., 2000; Nonaka, 2007) examined demographic data (e.g., kinship charts and population statistics) in consultation with geneticists, who concurred based on known genetic patterning, that deafness in 18th and 19th century New England and in contemporary Ban Khor, Thailand, was/is hereditary/genetic...
    • ...Preliminary linguistic description of Ban Khor Sign Language (Woodward, 2000; Nonaka, 2004, 2007 )i s currently underway, but for all intents and purposes, it remains an undocumented language...

    Angela M. Nonaka. Estimating size, scope, and membership of the speech/sign communities ...

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