Czech Sign Language

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A language of Czech Republic

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Partially intelligible with French Sign Language [fsl].

Language Use

Used since 1786 when deaf schools began. School variety different 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. Manual alphabet for spelling.

Language Development
Films. TV. Videos. Dictionary.
Writing
Stokoe Notation.