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Sign Languages in Northern Ireland

Learn what researchers found when they investigated sign languages in Northern Ireland. Similarity to British or Irish Sign Languages varied.
Cover of a report entitled "A Survey Report of the Deaf People of Northern Ireland"

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Learn what researchers found when they investigated sign languages in Northern Ireland. For example, Northern Ireland recognizes both British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL) as official languages. However, many deaf people in the country use a sign language similar to BSL. Furthermore, sign languages vary in the region.

This report published in 2012 by authors Elizabeth Parks and Jason Parks. Meanwhile, this PDF file is accessible for people using screen reading software with minor difficulty.

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