Sign Languages of Canada
Sign Languages of Canada displays an important part of Canada’s language mosaic. In 2016, more than 48 000 Canadians knew a sign language. Sign languages have their own dialects, just like spoken languages. For example, the Maritime Sign Language dialect is used throughout Canada’s eastern coast. In Canada, the most popular sign language is American Sign Language with more than 20,000 users. Canadians also use Quebec Sign Language, Plains Indian Sign Language, Inuit Sign Language and Oneida Sign Language.
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Enjoy these videos about sign languages on Youtube!
- American Sign Language (ASL): Lack of access to sign language a growing problem in Saskatchewan
- Maritime Sign Language (MSL): How the deaf community is preserving Maritime Sign Language
- Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL): Indian Sign Language Council of 1930 and Plains Sign Language camp a new spin on an old way of communicating on the Prairies
- Oneida Sign Language (OSL): Oneida Sign Language Thanksgiving Address