Ka'apor Sign Language

Ka'apor Sign Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Urub Sign Language is a sign language used by the small community of Ka'apor people in the state of Maranh o. Linguist Jim Kakumasu observed in 1968 that the number of deaf people in the community was 7 out of a population of 500. This relatively high ratio of deafness has led to both hearing and deaf members of the community using the language, and most hearing children grow up bilingual in the spoken and signed languages. Other Indian tribes in the region have also been reported to use sign languages. Notable features of Urub Sign Language are its Object Subject Verb word order, and its locating of the past in front of the signer and the future behind, like Japanese Sign Language and in contrast to sign languages of European origin, including American Sign Language, Auslan and New Zealand Sign Language. Kyle and Woll speculate that this is represents a world view of the past as something visible, and the future as unknowable.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136768593
  • 9786136768595