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|Gjuha e Shenjave Shqipe (Albanian Sign Language)||Organizations||Religion & Deafness|
Sign Languages in Contact. Karin Hoyer examines the case of Albanian Sign Language and its growth from pre- to post-Communist Albania. She suggests that the Hoxha regime did not allow for the development of a community of deaf people who could create a full-fledged sign language over time. Hoyer suggests, rather, that in predemocratic Albania, deaf people relied heavily on fingerspelling, with a few indigenous signs that may have been influenced largely by the emblematic gestures of the ambient hearing culture.
Government implementation of the standard rules as seen by member organizations of Inclusion International - ILSMH, Albania.
World Federation of the Deaf membership information: Albanian National Association of the Deaf (ANAD). Contact info only.
Barnhart, R. Deaf patients "hear" the Gospel at Albanian Clinic.