Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language

Print

A language of Trinidad and Tobago

Alternate Names
Trinidad Sign Language, TSL, TTSL
Population

2,000 (2008 E. Parks).

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

The name Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language is used both for a younger variety, which on structural criteria is a dialect of ASL [ase], and for an older variety [lst] that is more distinct (2016 B. Braithwaite), with some people using a mixture of the two. Many Deaf do not understand standard ASL from the United States; comprehension of Trinidad-style ASL varies, but appears to be due to bilingualism.

Language Development
Dictionary.