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UNESCO launches sign language questionnaire as part of new Survey of World Languages

17 October, 2018
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We would like to share that UNESCO has launched a new sign language questionnaire as part of their Survey of World Languages. This survey goes beyond language endangerment, and aims to collect a wide range of data on the number of signed and spoken languages and information about the use of each language. UNESCO hope that this evidence will lead to greater promotion and safeguarding of linguistic diversity, empowering governments to enact policies in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNESCO’s Recommendation Concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace.

The sign language questionnaire, spoke language questionnaire, and instructions are available here in English, Russian, Spanish and French.

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