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Title: 'Hands off our language!' Deaf sign language teachers' perspectives on sign language standardisation
Author: Eichmann, Hanna
ISNI:       0000 0003 7789 1959
Awarding Body: University of Central Lancashire
Current Institution: University of Central Lancashire
Date of Award: 2008
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In light of the absence of codified standard varieties of British Sign Language (BSL) and German Sign Language (Deutsche Gebardensprache, DGS), there have been repeated calls for the standardisation of both languages primarily from outside the deaf communities. The development of standard varieties has been suggested to facilitate political recognition and the establishment of linguistic norms language users to gain equal access to education, administration and commerce.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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