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Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

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Jacob Davis

on 9 January 2014

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Transcript of Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

As you can, see the ASL alphabet is very different from the alphabet of other sign languages, such as Auslan and BSL.
The Auslan alphabet:
Background of the APSL (Asia Pacific Sign Linguistics
In August 2006, the CSLDS received a generous funding to start APSL.
It lasted for 6 years (2006-2012)
Uses of BSL today
Today, BSL is used in increasing numbers o fpublic places and is seen on television and in universities.
BSL is used across the United Kingdom, but there are considerable differences in regional dialects.
Unfortunately since the 1980's, most residential schools for deaf children have closed and mainstream schools have been the replacement
BSL (British Sign Language)
What is BSL? It is the visual language of Britain's deaf community.
It is a language completely unrelated to English.
It is not universal because most countries have their own sign language.
Approximately 30,000-70,000 people use BSL as their first language.
Auslan (Australian Sign Language)
Did you know? Approximately 7,150 people use Auslan.
It has a language status of 5, which means it is a developing language.
Dialects: it is related to British Sign Language, with influences from Irish and American Sign Language.

Auslan cont...
Uses of Auslan: some signed interpretation in court, for college students, and at important public events.
Other comments: Earliest schools for the deaf were established by British deaf immigrants in 1860.
websites:
http://www.auslanresources.com.au/font%20stuff/auslansusan2font.png

http://www.cslds.org/apsl


websites cont:
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Sign_language_auslan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/multilingual/bsl_today.shtml

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