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 ==== Language vitality according to: ==== ==== Language vitality according to: ====
-^ [[http://​www.unesco.org/​languages-atlas/​|UNESCO]] ​ ^ [[https://​www.ethnologue.com/​language/​isg/​|Ethnologue]] ​ ^ [[http://​www.endangeredlanguages.com/​|Endangered Languages]] ​ ^ [[https://​glottolog.org/​resource/​languoid/​id/​iris1235|Glottolog]] ^ +^ [[http://​www.unesco.org/​languages-atlas/​|UNESCO]] ​ ^ [[https://​www.ethnologue.com/​language/​isg/​|Ethnologue]] ​ ^ [[http://​www.endangeredlanguages.com/​|Endangered Languages]] ​ ^ [[https://​glottolog.org/​resource/​languoid/​id/​iris1235|Glottolog]] ​  ​
-|-|  {{:​endangerment:​blue.png?​nolink|developing }}  | -| {{:​endangerment:​purple.png?|not endangered}} ​ |+|-|  {{:​endangerment:​blue.png?​nolink|developing }}  | -|  {{:​endangerment:​white.png?|not endangered}} ​ |
 ==== Linguistic aspects: ===== ==== Linguistic aspects: =====
   * Classification:​ Sign Language → French Sign Language or Francosign Family (LSF). For more information,​ see [[http://​glottolog.org/​resource/​languoid/​id/​iris1235|Irish Sign Language at Glottolog]].   * Classification:​ Sign Language → French Sign Language or Francosign Family (LSF). For more information,​ see [[http://​glottolog.org/​resource/​languoid/​id/​iris1235|Irish Sign Language at Glottolog]].
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 Irish Sign Language (ISL) is used scattered throughout the Republic of Ireland but also in parts of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom. In Northern Ireland both Irish Sign Language and British sign Language are used. Irish Sign Language (ISL) is used scattered throughout the Republic of Ireland but also in parts of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom. In Northern Ireland both Irish Sign Language and British sign Language are used.
  ​((Trinity College Dublin/The University of Dublin, [[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​cds/​isl.php| Centre for Deaf Studies]] (2016), [accessed 5 December 2017].))  ​((Trinity College Dublin/The University of Dublin, [[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​cds/​isl.php| Centre for Deaf Studies]] (2016), [accessed 5 December 2017].))
- ​((Ethnologue,​ [[https://​www.ethnologue.com/​language/​isg| Irish Sign Language]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) Gender-based dialectal differences existed as a result of separate schools for boys and girls. ​It is not certain to which extent this gendered differentation is used today, though ​Ethnologue claims this difference has lessened over time. ((Leesson, L. & Saeed, J. I. (2012). //Irish Sign Language: A Cognitive Linguistic Account.// Edinburgh University Press.)) ((Ethnologue, [[https://​www.ethnologue.com/language/isg| Irish Sign Language]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].))+ ​((Ethnologue,​ [[https://​www.ethnologue.com/​language/​isg| Irish Sign Language]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) Gender-based dialectal differences existed as a result of separate schools for boys and girls. ​Though ​Ethnologue claims this difference has lessened over time, other research shows that it is still present((Ethnologue,​ [[https://​www.ethnologue.com/​language/​isg| Irish Sign Language]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].))((Leesson, L. & Saeed, J. I. (2012). //Irish Sign Language: A Cognitive Linguistic Account.// Edinburgh University Press.))((LeesonL. & Grehan, C. (2004). The Effect of Gender on Variation in Irish Sign Language. In //To the Lexicon and Beyond: //. Gallaudet University Press (pp.39-73). Retrieved from [[https://​www.researchgate.net/publication/260038564_To_the_Lexicon_and_Beyond_The_Effect_of_Gender_on_Variation_in_Irish_Sign_Language]].)) 
  
  
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 ===== Support structure for education of the language ===== ===== Support structure for education of the language =====
  
-For ISL education, there are several organisations involved:+=== Support at home ===
  
-[[https://​www.tcd.ie/slscs/cds The Centre for Deaf Studies]]: is based in Trinity College, Dublin, and aims to increase the number of Irish Sign Language/​English interpreters with professional ​training. The centre is also involved in research about Deaf education, interpreting services ​in the mid-west regiondigital material for teaching Irish Sign Language and e-learning. Also, they helped creating the Signs of Ireland Corpus. ​((Trinity College Dublin/The University of Dublin[[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​cds/​isl.php| Centre for Deaf Studies]] ​(2016), [accessed 5 December 2017].))+The [[https://​www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/​Popular-forms/​irish-sign-language-isl-application-form.pdf|Irish Sign Language (ISL) Tuition Scheme]]: provides funding for weekly tuition service at home for training in ISL for the childparent(s)/ guardian(s)and sibling(s).
  
-[[https://​www.irishdeafsociety.ie/​classes-for-deaf-adults/​| Irish Deaf Society]]: offers free Irish Sign Language classes for deaf adults. They also offer paid classes. ​+=== Teacher training ===
  
-[[https://​www.irishdeaf.com/courses/sign-language/| The Irish Deaf]]: ​offers paid Irish Sign Language ​Classes+Since 2019, there is a Bachelor of Education - Irish Sign Language, offered by [[https://​www.dcu.ie/courses/Undergraduate/​institute_of_education/​Bachelor-of-Education-Irish-Sign-Language-Restricted| Dublin City University]]:​ 
 +=== Interpreter training === 
 + 
 + ​[[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​cds/| The Centre for Deaf Studies]]: is based in Trinity College, Dublin, and aims to increase the number of Irish Sign Language/English interpreters with professional training. The centre is also involved in research about Deaf education, interpreting services in the mid-west region, digital material for teaching Irish Sign Language and e-learning. Also, they helped creating the Signs of Ireland Corpus. ((Trinity College Dublin/The University of Dublin, [[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​cds/​isl.php| Centre for Deaf Studies]] (2016), [accessed 5 December 2017].))
  
-[[http://​www.deafvillageireland.ie/​about-us/​|Deaf Village Ireland]]: contains several Deaf organisations that offers a range of facilities including Irish Sign Language classes. ​ 
  
 ===== Education presence ===== ===== Education presence =====
  
-==== Deaf Schools ​==== +==== Pre-school ​====
-[[http://​www.cidp.ie/​about-cidp/​|The Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIPD)]] is a non-profit organisation enabling services to the Deaf community. This organisation is associated with two Deaf schools (St. Joseph'​s Residence for Deaf Boys and St. Mary's Residence for Deaf Girls, both in Cabra, Dublin), also associated with a residential house (St. Joseph'​s House for Adult Deaf and Deaf Blind. In 2015, the CIPD merged the schools for the boys and the girls into the Holy Family School for the Deaf starting from primary level. ((Catholic Institute for Deaf People, [[http://​www.cidp.ie/​amalgamation/​| Amalgation of St. Mary's and St. Joseph'​s schools]] (n.d.), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) They offer the same classes that are available in mainstream schools but with Irish Sign Language to support language acquisition. These are boarding schools, students stay here during the week and visit their parents during weekends and vacations.+
  
-[[http://​midwestschoolforthedeaf.com/​index.html|The Mid-West School for the Deaf]] in Limerick offers primary and post-primary education through sign language or orally. ​They offer the same classes that are available in mainstream schools but with Irish Sign Language to support language acquisition. This is not a boarding school, students travel daily to follow classes here.+There is one ISL pre-school:​ 
 +  * [[http://​midwestschoolforthedeaf.com/​index.html|The Mid-West School for the Hearing Impaired]], based in Limerick. 
 + 
 +Other form of pre-school support is the [[languages:​irish_sign_language_in_ireland#​Support at home|Irish Sign Language (ISL) Tuition Scheme]]. 
 + 
 +==== Primary and post-primary education ==== 
 + 
 +=== Deaf schools === 
 + 
 +In total, there are three Deaf schools in Ireland that offer primary and post-primary education. 
 + 
 +[[http://​www.cidp.ie/​about-cidp/​|The Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIPD)]] is a non-profit organisation enabling services to the Deaf community. This organisation is associated with two Deaf schools in Cabra: 
 +  * [[http://​www.stjosephsboys.ie/​|St. Joseph'​s Residence for Deaf Boys]] 
 +  * [[http://​www.stmarysdeafgirls.ie/​|St. Mary's Residence for Deaf Girls]]. 
 + 
 +In 2015, the CIPD merged the schools for the boys and the girls into the [[https://​holyfamilydeafschool.ie/​primary/​|Holy Family School for the Deaf]] starting from primary level. ((Catholic Institute for Deaf People, [[http://​www.cidp.ie/​amalgamation/​| Amalgation of St. Mary's and St. Joseph'​s schools]] (n.d.), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) They offer the same classes that are available in mainstream schools but with Irish Sign Language to support language acquisition. These are boarding schools, students stay here during the week and visit their parents during weekends and vacations. 
 + 
 +[[http://​midwestschoolforthedeaf.com/​index.html|The Mid-West School for the Deaf]] in Limerick offers primary and post-primary education through sign language or orally. ​ 
 + 
 +The school offers ​the same classes that are available in mainstream schools but with Irish Sign Language to support language acquisition. This is not a boarding school, students travel daily to follow classes here.
  
 In these three Deaf schools Irish Sign Language is prevalent and used throughout pre-school to secondary education. Next to Irish Sign Language they also learn English and the oral method is also used. The schools get subsidized by the Irish government. The children enrolled in these schools are likely to use Irish Sign Language outside school. ((Midwest School for the Deaf, [[http://​midwestschoolforthedeaf.com/​index.html| Midwest School for the Deaf]] (n.d.), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) ((St. Joseph'​s School for Deaf Boys [[http://​www.stjosephsboys.ie/​| St. Joseph'​s School for Deaf Boys]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) ((St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls [[http://​www.stmarysdeafgirls.ie/​| St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls]] (2013), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) In these three Deaf schools Irish Sign Language is prevalent and used throughout pre-school to secondary education. Next to Irish Sign Language they also learn English and the oral method is also used. The schools get subsidized by the Irish government. The children enrolled in these schools are likely to use Irish Sign Language outside school. ((Midwest School for the Deaf, [[http://​midwestschoolforthedeaf.com/​index.html| Midwest School for the Deaf]] (n.d.), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) ((St. Joseph'​s School for Deaf Boys [[http://​www.stjosephsboys.ie/​| St. Joseph'​s School for Deaf Boys]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) ((St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls [[http://​www.stmarysdeafgirls.ie/​| St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls]] (2013), [accessed 5 December 2017].))
  
-==== Mainstream Schools ====+=== Mainstream Schools === 
 Parents also have the option to send their children to a mainstream school. In any mainstream school, resources are provided based on the individual needs of the child. ((Deaf Education Centre, Parents also have the option to send their children to a mainstream school. In any mainstream school, resources are provided based on the individual needs of the child. ((Deaf Education Centre,
  ​[[http://​www.deafeducation.ie/​about/​deaf-education-in-ireland/​|Deaf Education in Ireland]] (n.d.), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) There are also mainstream schools where there are more classes or resources for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children. ((National Council for Special Education, [[http://​ncse.ie/​special-classes| Special Classes]] (2015), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) In these situations, Irish Sign Language classes are limited and the amount differs per school.  ​[[http://​www.deafeducation.ie/​about/​deaf-education-in-ireland/​|Deaf Education in Ireland]] (n.d.), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) There are also mainstream schools where there are more classes or resources for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children. ((National Council for Special Education, [[http://​ncse.ie/​special-classes| Special Classes]] (2015), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) In these situations, Irish Sign Language classes are limited and the amount differs per school.
 +
  
 ==== University Education ==== ==== University Education ====
 Trinity College Dublin offers a [[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​undergraduate/​deaf-studies-bachelor/​|Bachelor in Deaf Studies]] which focuses on the Deaf community and the Irish Sign Language. Later on in the programme there is a focus on Irish Sign Language teaching or Irish Sign Language interpreting. For this programme, no prior knowledge of Irish Sign Language is needed. The Bachelor in Deaf Studies "​strongly encourage[s] applications from Deaf and hard of hearing students"​. ((Trinity College Dublin/​University of Dublin [[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​undergraduate/​deaf-studies-bachelor/​| Bachelor in Deaf Studies]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].)) Trinity College Dublin offers a [[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​undergraduate/​deaf-studies-bachelor/​|Bachelor in Deaf Studies]] which focuses on the Deaf community and the Irish Sign Language. Later on in the programme there is a focus on Irish Sign Language teaching or Irish Sign Language interpreting. For this programme, no prior knowledge of Irish Sign Language is needed. The Bachelor in Deaf Studies "​strongly encourage[s] applications from Deaf and hard of hearing students"​. ((Trinity College Dublin/​University of Dublin [[https://​www.tcd.ie/​slscs/​undergraduate/​deaf-studies-bachelor/​| Bachelor in Deaf Studies]] (2017), [accessed 5 December 2017].))
  
-===== Online learning ​resources ===== +===== Learning ​resources ===== 
-[[http://sharingthejourney.ie/mobile/|Sharing the Journey]] is mobile app on which you can look up signs and learn Irish Sign Language.+ 
 +=== Organisations === 
 +  * [[https://www.irishdeafsociety.ie| Irish Deaf Society]]: offers free Irish Sign Language classes for deaf adults. They also offer paid classes.  
 +  * [[https://​www.irishdeaf.com/| The Irish Deaf]]: offers paid Irish Sign Language Classes.  
 +  * [[http://​www.deafvillageireland.ie|Deaf Village Ireland]]: contains several Deaf organisations that offers ​range of facilities including ​Irish Sign Language ​classes
  
-[[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.gmail.dohertkc.conciseisl|Concise Irish Sign Language]] is a concise Irish Sign Language video dictionary containing approximately 1000 signs.+=== Online resources === 
 +  * [[http://​sharingthejourney.ie/​mobile/​|Sharing the Journey]] is a mobile app on which you can look up signs and learn Irish Sign Language. 
 +  * [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.gmail.dohertkc.conciseisl|Concise Irish Sign Language]] is a concise Irish Sign Language video dictionary containing approximately 1000 signs
 +  * [[https://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PL664417CC2E4E0AF9|Basic Sign Language Lessons]]: DITSgnLanguageSoc youtube channel with lessons in numbers, words, and basic phrases.
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