Swedish Sign Language as a Second Language: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
2014 (English)In: Teaching and Learning Signed Languages: International Perspectives and Practices / [ed] David McKee, Russell S. Rosen & Rachel McKee, Basingstoke: Palgrave , 2014, 11-34 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter provides historical perspective on the teaching and learning of Swedish Sign Language (SSL) as a second language (L2).We describe the development of teaching of SSL,and then discuss groups learning SSL as L2: interpreters, hearing parents of deaf children, hearing-impaired (HI) persons, and children with cochlear implants (CI). We provide early results from a pilot study regarding SSL use in the HI and CI group from a L2 perspective. The chapter shows how the context for SSL learning is changing: the number of deaf people acquiring SSL as L1 is decreasing, while the number of people learning SSL as L2 is increasing. We consider implications for the future of SSL and SSL teaching in a changing society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave , 2014. 11-34 p.
Swedish sign language, second language
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Sign Language
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-104458DOI: 10.1057/9781137312495.0006ISI: 000337097400002ISBN: 978-1-137-31249-5ISBN: 978-1-137-31248-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-104458DiVA: diva2:723246