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"Karen A. Van Hoek" |
Date: Tue Feb 8, 2000 2:19 pm
Subject: Re: Question About American Sign Language....
No kidding (HKSL isn't a dialect of ASL). The "Chinese Sign Language"
often reported on from Salk Institute is actually Hong Kong Sign Language;
I did some research on it myself, and it's very different than ASL.
Karen van Hoek
On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Wayne in Maine wrote:
> Hope wrote:
> > When I was in Hong Kong one time and bumped into some Deaf, they told
> > me that they use ASL. However some of their signs are very
> > I suspect it is a dialect of ASL, but there has been no testing done
> > to prove or disprove it.
> When I last visited Hong Kong, I picked up the standard text for HKSL
> and interacted a lot with the HK Deaf community. I certainly didn't see any
> ASL there, although I won't say that individual ASL signs might have made
> their way into HK recently. I would state, however, that HKSL is in no way
> a dialect of ASL.
> - Wayne