Quebec Sign Language


A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Langue des signes, Langue des signes du Québec, Langue des signes québécoise, Langue Signe Quebecars, LSQ, Québécoise

50,000 (2010 E. Parks).


Alberta province: Edmonton; British Columbia province: Vancouver; New Brunswick province: Bathurst; Ontario province: Ottawa; Quebec province.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Some use Signed French. Segregated deaf education by sex resulted in some lexical differences between the sexes; female use more influenced by ASL and LSQ; male by Signed French and LSQ. Rare for a deaf child to learn both LSQ and ASL. A few adults have working knowledge of both. Some also use American Sign Language [ase], especially adults and a few children.

Language Development
Other Comments

Some Deaf use Signed French. In northern Quebec, Deaf people use American Sign Language [ase], with English as L2. Christian.

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