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dc.contributor.authorLanesman, Sara
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:22:49Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:22:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier588714
dc.identifierOCN: 1030818400en_US
dc.identifier.issn2754-6276 
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32925
dc.description.abstract"This book is concerned with Algerian Jewish Sign Language (AJSL) and the Algerian Jewish Sign Language community. AJSL developed naturally in the Jewish quarter of Ghardaia, a town in the sub-Saharan part of Algeria. A high percentage of deaf people lived in this quarter, and because of that a sign language emerged, and was used by both deaf and hearing members of the community. Many members of the AJSL community migrated to Israel in the middle of the twentieth century, where they have continued to use AJSL with friends and family members. As a result, AJSL has persisted alongside the dominant sign language of Israel, which is Israeli Sign Language (ISL). AJSL is unique as a sign language that has persisted in Israel, alongside a widely used sign language, where the sign languages of other immigrant communities have long since disappeared. The case is made for the importance of documenting AJSL; language documentation is crucial, given that AJSL is now used only by older generations, and no longer acquired by younger generations."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIshara Research Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFZ Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication
dc.subject.otheralgeria
dc.subject.otherisrael
dc.subject.otherlanguage documentation
dc.subject.otherlanguage endangerment
dc.subject.otheralgerian jewish sign language
dc.subject.otherDeaf culture
dc.subject.otherGhardaïa
dc.subject.otherHearing loss
dc.subject.otherHistory of the Jews in Algeria
dc.titleAlgerian Jewish Sign language: its emergence and survival
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_588714
oapen.relation.isPublishedByc82dc3dd-b337-42c0-9e26-ba010f7f28e0
oapen.relation.isbn9780992922108
oapen.series.number2
oapen.pages143
oapen.place.publicationLancaster, U.K.
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Algeria - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria; Deaf culture - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_culture; Endangered language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_language; Ghardaïa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gharda%C3%AFa; Hearing loss - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearing_loss; History of the Jews in Algeria - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Algeria; Israel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel; Sign language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_language
oapen.identifier.ocn1030818400


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