The Legal Recognition of Sign Languages

  title={The Legal Recognition of Sign Languages},
  author={Maartje de Meulder},
  journal={Sign Language Studies},
  pages={498 - 506}
  • M. D. Meulder
  • Published 1 July 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Sign Language Studies
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… 
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