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This article concerns a simplified form of Finland-Swedish Sign Language that the community uses when a person needs an easier version of signing. Based on interviews with sign language interpreters and field observations, this article describes the possible reasons behind this need for simplification and what the common changes in the signing are when it is simplified. This article states that both the reasons and the ways of simplifying are similar to what has been described in studies on other signed languages: for example, the signing becomes slower and more visual, and the sentences should be kept short. The reasons for using Easy Sign Language are similar to the reasons for using Easy Language for hearing people: there is a physiological, psychological, neurological, or neuropsychiatric reason – either short-term or permanent – why the person requires more time to process the message. The interviewed interpreters give some concrete examples of how to recognize the need for Easy Sign Language and tactics for signing in a simplified, easier manner.
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationResponsible Communication
EditorsHeli Katajamäki, Mona Enell-Nilsson, Hannele Kauppinen-Räisänen, Hanna Limatius
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-69732-1-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventVakki Symposium - Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland
Duration: 10 Feb 202211 Feb 2022
Conference number: XLII

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2242-6841
ISSN (Electronic)2242-685X


ConferenceVakki Symposium

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  • Publication forum level 1

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