OLAC Record

Title:The Deaf People of Venezuela

Venezuelan Sign Language (LSV) emerged with the founding of the first deaf school in 1935 and is used by a national deaf community that appears to have significant contact with each other due to high degrees of mobility. The Venezuelan signing deaf community, with an estimated 15,000 to 52,000 members, appears to be growing in strength and vitality. As a unique ethnolinguistic culture, they are fighting for their linguistic and social needs. Progress is being made by the efforts of the Venezuelan government, deaf associations, and supportive organizations through bilingual education, increase of interpreters and interpreter training, unified national and regional deaf associations, the recognition of LSV’s importance by the government, and the growing body of LSV linguistic publications and resources.

Contributor (author):Williams, Holly
Parks, Elizabeth
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/48564
Extent:19 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/48564
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-020
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):VE
Subject:Venezuelan Sign Language language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):vsl
Type (DCMI):Text


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Williams, Holly; Parks, Elizabeth. 2012. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-020.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_GB country_VE dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_vsl

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Country: Venezuela
Area: Americas

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