Swiss-French Sign Language


  • Language: Swiss-French Sign Language
  • Alternate names: Langage Gestuelle, Langue des Signes Suisse romande, LSF-SR
  • Language code: ssr
  • Language family: Deaf sign language (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 1,700
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: SignWriting.

More information:

    French Sign Language (See: [[French Sign Language]]) is used some in the French areas.

    "The sign language used in German Switzerland, DSGS, is similar to the sign language used in the southern parts of Germany, LSF-SR to the sign language used in France (LSF) and LIS-SI to Italian Sign Language (LIS). An interesting study that remains to be done is of the extent to which these Swiss sign languages could be considered regional dialects of the sign languages of these neighboring countries." (Boyes Braem and Rathmann 2010)