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ERIC Number: EJ997775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
Legal Pathways to the Recognition of Sign Languages: A Comparison of the Catalan and Spanish Sign Language Acts
Quer, Josep
Sign Language Studies, v12 n4 p565-582 Sum 2012
Despite being minority languages like many others, sign languages have traditionally remained absent from the agendas of policy makers and language planning and policies. In the past two decades, though, this situation has started to change at different paces and to different degrees in several countries. In this article, the author describes the highlights of the process that led to the legal recognition of Catalan Sign Language (Llengua de signes catalana, LSC) in the context of Catalonia and Spain, and he analyzes the parallelisms and the differences in both processes. Finally, the author reviews the new perspectives and the challenges that have arisen as a consequence of these processes. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain