Australian Irish Sign Language: a minority sign language within a larger sign language community.


Australian Irish Sign Language: a minority sign language within a larger sign language community.

Language: Australian Irish Sign Language
Depositor: Robert Adam
Location: Australia
Deposit Id: 0376
Grant id: SG0320
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
Australian Irish Sign Language (AISL) is a minority sign language within a minority sign language community, brought to Australia from, Ireland in 1875 by a group of Dominican nuns (including a Deaf nun). Three schools used this as a language of instruction, all of which discontinued using AISL in the early 1950s. Most signers are in their early seventies onwards and they number 100 although there may be younger Deaf and hearing native signers who had Deaf parents. The last dictionary was published in 1942.

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Forthcoming
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Depositor

Robert Adam
Affiliation: University College London

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Data from 2020 July 05 to 2020 July 05
Deposit hits:1
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