Armenian Sign Language

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Armenian Sign Language
Native to Armenia
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aen
Glottolog arme1259[1]

Armenian Sign Language is the deaf sign language of Armenia. It is not known if it bears any relationship to Caucasian Sign Language, which was used by Armenian women during periods of mourning because of speech taboos.

Classification[edit]

Wittmann (1991)[2] posits that ArSL is a language isolate (a 'prototype' sign language).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Armenian Sign Language". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]