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Signing in a 'deaf family' - documentation of the Mardin Sign Language, Turkey
Title:
Signing in a 'deaf family' - documentation of the Mardin Sign Language, Turkey
Link to the object:
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Ulrike Zeshan (depositor)
Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (sponsor)
Publisher:
Endangered Languages Archive
http://elar-archive.org
Description:
Mardin Sign Language (MarSL) is a recently-documented, small-scale sign language used by an extended family in Turkey. MarSL originated in Mardin, a town in south-eastern Turkey close to the Syrian border. Its development, dispersion and user community approximates the situation of other rural community sign languages. Beginning around the 1930s, MarSL developed as a result of genetic deafness in this family, which includes at least four successive generations of deaf individuals (Dikyuva & Dilsiz 2009, Dikyuva & Zeshan, in press). The family's name, Dilsiz, means 'deaf' (literally 'tongue/language-less') in Turkish. The name Mardin Sign Language was coined by researchers; the signers themselves refer to their language as dilsizce (Turkish for 'deaf language') or eski işaretler (Turkish for 'old signs'). This collection will contain various materials on the language.
Country:
Turkey
DCMI type:
Collection
License:
Other coverage:
Turkey
Mardin Sign Language
Other date:
start=2010-10-01; end=2012-09-30;
Other subject:
Mardin Sign Language
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Archive: Endangered Languages Archive
Online: Yes
Country: Turkey
DCMI type: Collection
License: Other
Contributor: Endangered Languages Documentation Programme
Contributor: Ulrike Zeshan
Publisher: Endangered Languages Archive
Publisher: http://elar-archive.org
Title: Signing in a 'deaf family' - documentation of the Mardin Sign Language, Turkey
Other coverage: Mardin Sign Language
Other coverage: Turkey
Other date: start=2010-10-01; end=2012-09-30;
Other subject: Mardin Sign Language