Catalan Sign LanguagePrint
9,000 (2014). Deaf sign language users, total for all three sign languages in Spain: 60,000–80,000 (2000 Instituto Nacional de Estadística), 100,000 (2014 EUD). Based on these numbers and proportions of total population in various regions in Spain, estimated 9,000–15,000 for LSC.
Scattered in Catalonia.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Balearic Islands Autonomous Community (1985, Autonomy Act, No. 2, 1985, Article 3(2)). Recognized language (2006, Basic Law No. 6 of 19 July).
Deaf schools in the past. Most deaf children now integrated in hearing schools. Deaf associations. Deaf who have travelled tend to understand the other sign languages in Spain but use their own. (2014 S. Parkhurst).
Many sign language classes for hearing people. Materials for learning as L2. Few parents actually learn to sign. (2014 S. Parkhurst). Christian.