Signed languages and globalization

  title={Signed languages and globalization},
  author={Anja Hiddinga and Onno Crasborn},
  journal={Language in Society},
  pages={483 - 505}
Abstract Deaf people who form part of a Deaf community communicate using a shared sign language. When meeting people from another language community, they can fall back on a flexible and highly context-dependent form of communication called international sign, in which shared elements from their own sign languages and elements of shared spoken languages are combined with pantomimic elements. Together with the fact that there are few shared sign languages, this leads to a very different global… 

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  • W. Stokoe
  • Linguistics
    Journal of deaf studies and deaf education
  • 2005
This truly revolutionary paper has been reprinted at least twice, in revised and original versions, since its initial release in 1960, and now, five years after Bill's death, it is good to see it once again brought before the general public.

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