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ERIC Number: EJ1072214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: EISSN-1747-7506
Medical Signbank as a Model for Sign Language Planning? A Review of Community Engagement
Napier, Jemina; Major, George; Ferrara, Lindsay; Johnston, Trevor
Current Issues in Language Planning, v16 n3 p279-295 2015
This paper reviews a sign language planning project conducted in Australia with deaf Auslan users. The Medical Signbank project utilised a cooperative language planning process to engage with the Deaf community and sign language interpreters to develop an online interactive resource of health-related signs, in order to address a gap in the health lexicon of Auslan. The goal of this paper is to evaluate the outcome of the bottom-up language planning model that was used in this context, and to make recommendations for similar future sign language planning projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia