RESOURCE: Sri Lankan Sign Language Dictionary Published

Posted on 6 December 2007. Filed under: Announcements, Deaf, News, South Asian Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A new Sri Lankan Sign Language dictionary has been published with pictures of 350 different signs and short conversational phrases. Sri Lankan Sign Language has different dialects in different parts of the country. The new dictionary focuses on the dialect used at the Rohana Special School community and with deaf people across the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. You can download the entire dictionary for free on-line at the link from this sentence. It is the first known conversational dictionary to be developed for Sri Lankan sign language.

I learned about this dictionary from the blog, Found in Ceylon. The blog is written by a deaf American man, Adam. Adam was a volunteer at the Rohana Special School in Sri Lanka. His blog was originally meant to chronicle his experiences at the school. But he has now returned to the United States and continues to blog about news relevant to the school and his contacts in Sri Lanka.

Learn about the dictionary at:

http://www.foundinceylon.com/blog/2007/12/05/introducing-sri-lankan-sign-language-the-dictionary/

Or download it from:

http://www.rohanaspecialschool.org/Rohana_Special_School_in_Sri_Lanka/Sri_Lankan_Sign_Language_Dictionary.html


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