Sign Language: Salvadoran Sign Language

Subclassification references
Comments on subclassification

Not lexically close to other sign languages in the America ( Parks, Jason 2011 ):82 and consequently judged to be an isolate ( Fox Tree, Erich and Monica Rodriguez 2016 ), also by Henri Wittmann (1991): 283 on opaque grounds.

AES status:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2022
Salvadoran Sign Language (7117-esn) = Vulnerable (60 percent certain, based on the evidence available) (LESSA is in use in families with generational deafness, in public deaf education, within deaf associations, at churches with interpreted services, for distributing information on the internet, and for official interpretation for the government of El Salvador. The growth and spread of deaf education using LESSA suggests that the percentage of LESSA users will increase. Multigenerational deaf families all use LESSA (Ciupek-Reed 2012).)

(see Lewis et al. 2016)

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