Argentine Sign Language

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A language of Argentina

Alternate Names
Lengua de Señas Argentina, LSA
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Córdoba Sign Language. Some regional variation (e.g. between Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza), but most deaf people ignore differences and strongly identify with one national sign language (2013 R. Caceres).

Language Use

37 Deaf schools, some of which use LSA in class. Sign language stories and drama on film. A committee for a national sign language, and organizations for sign language teachers and interpreters.

Language Development
Videos. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Deaf schools began in 1885. Historical relationship to Italian Sign Language [ise] (Zeshan, Delgado, Dikyuva, Panda and deVos 2013 ).