Quebec Sign LanguagePrint
Quebec Sign Language
50,000 (2010 E. Parks).
Alberta province: Edmonton; British Columbia province: Vancouver; New Brunswick province: Bathurst; Ontario province: Ottawa; Quebec province.
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.
Some Deaf use Signed French. In northern Quebec, Deaf people use American Sign Language [ase], with English as L2. Christian.