Swiss-French Sign Language

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A language of Switzerland

Alternate Names
Langage Gestuelle
Population

1,000 (Van Cleve 1986).

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Regional lexical variations in French area tied to specific schools. Local Swiss signs and imported French signs.

Language Use

Taught in bilingual program in Geneva. Increasingly positive attitudes.

Language Development
TV.
Other Comments

French Sign Language [fsl] is used some in the French areas.