International Day of Sign Languages

International Day of Sign Languages

Did you know there are 72 million deaf people in the world? This statistic is from the World Federation of the Deaf. These people collectively use more than 300 sign languages. Many people don’t realize that sign languages can be fully-fledged natural languages.

They may differ structurally from the spoken language but they deserve just as much credit. An international sign language is also available. It is used by deaf individuals when they travel, socialize, and when they attend international meetings.

It is a pidgin sign language that is less complicated than natural sign languages. International Day of Sign Languages is a celebration of all these incredible sign languages. It pays tribute to their amazing contributions to deaf people around the globe and raises awareness about them.

Sign languages are visual languages that communicate meaning visually. It isn’t clear how many languages like these exist in the world. Each country generally has its own sign language. Some countries may have more than one. It might interest you to find out more about the history and evolution of sign languages. These languages were used by deaf people throughout history. Plato’s Cratylus from the 15th century BC is one of the earliest recorded records of sign language.

Socrates states the following in this passage:

It is difficult to find information about sign languages from the past before the 19th century. This information is restricted to manual alphabets, which are fingerspelling systems. These alphabets were created to allow words to be converted from spoken language into a sign language. Pedro Ponce de Leon is believed to have created the first manual alphabet.

Abbe de la l’Epee founded the first school for deaf kids in Paris. This was 1755. Laurent Clerc is the most well-known graduate. He set up the American School for the Deaf with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet in the U.S. It is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school has 174 students today.

It is difficult to determine the correlation between spoken languages, sign languages, and spoken languages. This depends on where you live more than the language spoken. English, for example, is the dominant language in New Zealand and Australia. It also has a dominating role in Canada, the UK, Canada and the USA. American Sign Language (ASL) is used in the United States, Canada and English-speaking Canada. However, it is actually derived form the French Sign Language. It is not related to the British, Australian, or New Zealand Sign Language. International Sign is used at international events such as the World Federation of the Deaf, Deaflympics and other meetings. Gestuno was the old name for this sign.

This is one of the newest days celebrated all over the globe. The first International Day of Sign Languages took place in September 2018. This date was chosen as it coincides with the launch of the World Federation of the Deaf in 1951. Each year, a new theme is chosen for the day. In 2018, the theme was “With Sign Language, Everybody is Included”. 2019’s theme was Sign Language Rights for All! It’s worth learning about the theme each year to help you discover different ways you can observe it. In 2019, for example, learning about the rights of sign language users would have been a great way to increase your awareness and enrich your knowledge. This is possible today, and there’s nothing to stop you!

There are many ways to observe the International Day of Sign Languages. We believe learning sign language is the best way to achieve this. You can find many great resources online that will help you. It is possible to learn sign language and greet people in a meaningful way. Imagine how wonderful it would be to make someone feel by learning sign language and recognizing their language.

Awareness is another way to observe International Day of Sign Languages. Many people don’t know much about sign languages. Many people don’t even know the number of sign language users around the globe. Learn sign language from others.

This can be done in many different ways. Invite your friends and family to your home for wine tasting and appetizers. You can teach them sign language and encourage them donate to deaf charities. You can also use social media to educate your friends and colleagues. You can share powerful messages and infographics about the topic to spread the word and increase awareness. You can make a huge difference by reaching out to one person or educating them.

You can also host a fundraiser for a sign language charity, or charity for deaf persons. There are many ways to get involved, including bake sales and sponsored runs. Events are a great way to raise donations and spread the word about sign language. Social media is a great way to get attention for your event.


Sep 23 2024


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