BSL in its Social Context
Session 7 More social variation in BSL
(Sexuality, ethnic and spoken language identity and religion)
Lanesman & Sutton-Spence. Jewish dialects of BSL. (Paper on the CDS website).
Rudner, W., & Butowsky, R. (1981). Signs used in the deaf gay community. Sign Language Studies, 30, 36-48
Silverman Kleinfeld M and Warner N (1996) Variation in the Deaf community: Gay, lesbian and bisexual signs. In C Lucas (ed) Multicultural aspects of Sociolinguistics in deaf communities. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Go also to web pages using polari as a search word there are several useful sites.
Monaghan L (1991) The founding of two deaf churches. Sign Language Studies, 73, 431-452
Aramburo A (1989) Sociolinguistic Aspects of the Black Deaf Community. In C Lucas (ed) The Sociolinguistics of the deaf community. San Diego: Academic Press. (pp 103-121) (photocopy is available for loan)
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