German Sign Language family

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German Sign Language
Linguistic classification: One of the world's sign language families
Glottolog: dgsi1234[1]

The German Sign Language family is a small language family of sign languages, including German Sign Language, Polish Sign Language and probably Israeli Sign Language.[2] The latter also had influence from Austrian Sign Language, which is unrelated, and the parentage is not entirely clear.

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  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "DGSic". Glottolog. 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]