Northern Ireland Sign Language
|Northern Ireland Sign Language|
Teanga Chomharthaíochta Thuaisceart Éireann
|Native to||Ireland and United Kingdom|
|"BSL" is the native or preferred language of 3,500 in Northern Ireland (2007)|
A number of practitioners see Northern Ireland Sign Language as a distinct and separate language from both BSL and ISL though "many 'Anglo-Irish'[further explanation needed] Northern Irish signers argue against the use of the acronym NISL and believe that while their variety is distinct, it is still a part of British Sign Language."
|BANZSL family tree|
- "Sign Language". Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. Archived from the original on 2011-01-09. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
- Janzen, Terry (2005). Topics in Signed Language Interpreting: Theory And Practice. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 256 & 265. ISBN 90-272-1669-X. OCLC 60742155. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
- "Paul Murphy announces recognition for sign language". Northern Ireland Office. 2004-03-30. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
I am pleased to announce formal recognition for both British and Irish Sign Languages in Northern Ireland.