Czech Sign Language

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A language of Czech Republic

Population

12,000 (2011 census).

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Partially intelligible with French Sign Language [fsl].

Typology

Finger-spelling system.

Language Use

Used since 1786 when deaf schools began. Dialect used in schools differs from adult use outside. Interpreters required in court; some provided for college students and important public events. Sign language instruction for parents of deaf children. More than one sign language used.

Language Development
Films. TV. Videos. Dictionary.