Ban Khor Sign LanguagePrint
400 (Nonaka 2009), all users. Conservative estimate: 15%–25% of the village signs to some extent. L1 users: 16 deaf users, plus an unknown number of hearing L1 users.
Lampang province: Ban Khor village.
Originated in the 1930s (Nonaka 2009). Since 2000, deaf villagers have increasing contact with Thai Sign Language [tsq] and the national Deaf community, with frequent borrowing in all lexical domains and some code-switching. Hearing signers have less incentive to learn Thai SL and so are a conservative force slowing down the shift from BKSL to Thai SL (Nonaka 2012).