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Sigma KEE - DutchSignLanguage
. SIL code: DSE. ISO 639-2: sgn. Population: 20,000 deaf use Dutch Sign Language. There are 400,000 hearing impaired, 28,000 deaf (1986 Gallaudet Univ.) Alternate names: SIGN LANGUAGE OF THE NETHERLANDS, SLN. Comments: All users listed are adults (1986). There are 5 varieties associated with 5 schools for the deaf, each with about 1,500 students. There have been elementary schools for the deaf since 1790. Developed from French Sign Language, some features similar to American and British sign languages. Currently in transition. Distinct from Signed Dutch. There is a manual system for spelling. Dictionary. TV.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
that expresses content. This covers
s that contain a
, such as a book, as well as
ualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a
primarily intended for communication between a deaf individual and a hearing individual or between deaf individuals.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
The universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
s used by
A system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
This is the subclass of
which are language-related. Note that this
and the the elements of
which has as its medium gestures and movement, such as the shape, position, and movement of the hands.
An entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
Belongs to Class
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