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Sign Languages Research Hub



Caribbean Sign Languages Research Hub aims to document research on sign languages throughout the Caribbean region, and serve as a resource for researchers, D/deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, and the general public.


The Hub seeks to:

  1. make information on Caribbean sign languages and sign language research more accessible through a centralized, digital platform.

  2. record the history and development of sign language research in the Caribbean.

  3. connect researchers across the region and globe.

  4. inform the general public on sign language research and issues affecting sign language users. 

  5. provides resources for D/deaf and HH communities and their allies.

Caribbean Sign Languages Research Hub adopts Society of Caribbean Linguistics’ definition of the Caribbean: 

The SCL focuses on the languages and language situations of the territories of both the insular and continental Caribbean. These include, for example:

The Islands: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, and the SSS islands), Puerto Rico, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.


The Coastlands: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, USA, and Venezuela, and other territories with historical and current Caribbean connections.



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