Jordanian Sign Language

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A language of Jordan

Alternate Names
LIU, Lughat il-Ishaarah il-Urduniyyah
Location

Scattered.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. LIU signers understand Egyptian Sign Language (LIM) [esl] to some extent, despite lexical differences. Not the same as Unified Arabic Sign Language, an artificial system promoted by representatives of 18 Arabic-speaking countries (Rashdan 2016). Relatively low lexical similarity with Egyptian Sign Language (LIM) [esl] (Hendriks 2008).

Typology

Content Q-Word Position: Final; Content Q-Word: One general plus some specific; Negation: Manual-dominant, Special emphatic negators; Fingerspelling: One-handed (Arabic script).

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages.

Language Development
Grammar.
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