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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2000-002

The identity of Mexican sign as a language = Lenguaje de signos mexicano: la identidad como lenguaje del sistema de signos mexicano

Authors  Dellinger, Dianne
Eatough, Andrew
Faurot, Karla
Parkhurst, Stephen J.
Abstract 

This paper addresses the question, "Is Mexican Sign Language (LSM) a distinct language, with a linguistic and sociolinguistic identity of its own?" We have examined LSM from three different angles. Is LSM different from other sign languages, particularly American Sign Language (ASL)? Is LSM different from the national spoken language which surrounds the Deaf community? Are there regional dialects of LSM which are significantly different from each other?

  The identity of Mexican sign as a language = Lenguaje de signos mexicano: la identidad como lenguaje del sistema de signos mexicano
Published  2000
Language  Mexican Sign Language [mfs]
Country  Mexico
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys