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Hearing Difficulties & British Sign Language

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by morethan

Congratulations to The Silent Child film which one the short film at The Oscars last weekend.  Hopefully this will helped raise the profile of people of all ages with hearing difficulties and the use of sign language.   Below are a few facts on sign languages and how if you are struggling with your hearing; how you can get a free hearing test.

Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). BSL has its own grammatical structure and syntax, as a language it is not dependant nor is it strongly related to spoken English. BSL is the preferred language of around 145,000 people within the UK.

Another form of sign language used in Britain is known as Sign Supported English (SSE). SSE is not a language in itself. SSE uses the same signs as BSL but they are used in the same order as spoken English. SSE is used to support spoken English, especially within schools where children with hearing impairments are learning English grammar alongside their signing, or by people who mix mainly with hearing people.

A Worldwide Language?

Many hearing people have the false impression that Sign Language is a worldwide universal language, but this however is far from the truth. Because of the isolated nature of Sign Language there is even significant variation from city to city within Britain, this is known as regional variation and can be thought of as being similar to regional accents and colloquialisms found in spoken languages. Other countries have their own sign language.

Visit the British Sign website for online course, BSL Books, Online and CD – Rom dictionaries and lesson plans.

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