Documentation and description of sign language in Côte d’Ivoire
Tano Angoua Jean-Jacques, University of Cocody at Abidjan
Individual Graduate Studentship. Duration: 2010-2013. £43,180
Like in several countries in West Africa, at least two sign
languages are used in Ivory Coast. American Sign Language (ASL) is used in Deaf education and by educated Deaf adults. Deaf people with no formal schooling use various forms of Ivorian Sign Language. ASL is spreading in the Ivorian Deaf community at the cost of Ivorian Sign Language or Langue des Signes de Côte d’Ivoire (LSCI). This project will carry out the documentation and analysis of LSCI. It will include a digital corpus that features a representative sample of signed discourse, a lexical database and a description and analysis of selected features of the language.