Catalan Sign Language
|Catalan Sign Language|
|Llengua de signes catalana|
|est. 9,000 (2014)|
possibly French SL
Catalan Sign Language (Catalan: Llengua de signes catalana, LSC; IPA: [ˈʎeŋɡwə ðə ˈsiŋnəs kətəˈɫanə]) is a sign language used by perhaps 10,000 people in Catalonia. It has about 50% intelligibility with Spanish Sign Language.
Since 1994, LSC has had official status, due to a law to promote the language promulgated by Generalitat de Catalunya. Catalonia was the first Spanish Autonomous Community to approve a law for a sign language.
FESOCA (Catalan Federation of Deaf People) is a 1979 NGO to represent and to defend the rights of deaf associations and individuals to achieve a full social participation and integration. FESOCA organises several courses, activities and meetings.
There are research groups for LSC like ILLESCAT (LSC Study Centre). This centre studies the evolution of the language, makes linguistic studies and creates new neologisms. The Platform for Linguistic and Cultural Rights for LSC Users aka LSC, Ara! carried out a law to promote this language in the Statute of Autonomy.
- Catalan manual alphabet
- Wikisign, LSC Wiki Dictionary
- Mira què dic, Diccionari Multimèdia de Signes de Catalunya (Catalan)
- Catalan Sign Language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Catalan Sign". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.
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