What is it about?
Our work is based on an ongoing study towards the documentation of Nigerian Sign Language and the deaf demography. Nigerian Deaf Community (NDC) is broadly divided into two types - Schools for the Deaf (comprising specialized, inclusive, and mainstream), and Associations of Deaf Adults found in different States across the country. Most deaf individuals we have studied (up to 80%) learnt signed language in a deaf school, where they were taught by more hearing people, using a signed language that is best described as Signed English. It is our view that this whole scenario impacts negatively on the linguistic competence and cognitive development of a Nigerian deaf child.
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Why is it important?
This is a preliminary finding and insight into Nigerian Deaf Community (NDC). We are still working!
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This page is a summary of: Deaf in Nigeria: A Preliminary Survey of Isolated Deaf Communities, SAGE Open, April 2018, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2158244018786538.
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This page contains all the conference presentations, lectures, symposiums done in the course of our study since 2014 till date.
Indigenous Nigeria Sign Language Documentation Project (INSLDP)
Given the need and urgency to document and develop the indigenous Nigerian Sign Language varieties towards promoting Deaf literacy and creating language access to deaf children with little or no access to signed language, we launched the INSLDP in 2018.
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