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ERIC Number: EJ1071530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
The Legal Recognition of Sign Languages
De Meulder, Maartje
Sign Language Studies, v15 n4 p498-506 Sum 2015
This article provides an analytical overview of the different types of explicit legal recognition of sign languages. Five categories are distinguished: constitutional recognition, recognition by means of general language legislation, recognition by means of a sign language law or act, recognition by means of a sign language law or act including other means of communication, and recognition by legislation on the functioning of the national language council. The article further describes three categories of implicit (legal) recognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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