Deaf stirrings in Surinam

Authors Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde , Adde Woest
Published in Interpreting and the politics of recognition
Publication date 2017
Research groups Deaf Studies
Type Book

Summary

In this chapter we discuss the Surinam Deaf community as a linguistic minority with a language of their own: an as yet unnamed sigh language. This language is sometimes called Surinam Sign Language bu could easily also be named Paramaribo Sign Lanaguage or even Kennedy School Sign Language. Ther ehas been no research on this sign variety, so its structure and possible varieties are unknown. Here, we will refer to this language as the local sign variety,

Language English
Published in Interpreting and the politics of recognition
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:978-1-138-66679-5
Page range 20-36

Beppie van den Bogaerde