Saudi Sign Language

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Saudi Sign Language
السعودية مترجمي لغة الاشارة
Native to Saudi Arabia
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sdl
Glottolog saud1238[1]

Saudi Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Saudi Arabia.

Classification[edit]

Wittmann (1991)[2] posits that SSL is a language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language), though one developed through stimulus diffusion from an existing sign language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Saudi Arabian Sign Language". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]