Singapore Sign LanguagePrint
Singapore Sign Language
3,000 (2007 SIL). Very few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 4,000 (2007 SIL).
Natural Sign Language, Contact Signing (Pidgin Signed English). Strong influence from American Sign Language [ase], Signing Exact English (SEE2) and from sign language in Shanghai, but with some locally-developed signs.
Vigorous. Home, church, commerce. Positive attitudes. All also use English [eng].
Interpreters and sign language classes available through Singapore Association for the Deaf. Singapore School for the Deaf uses bilingual-bicultural approach since 2014. Two other schools use Total Communication.