|Name of the country/area||Singapore|
|Formal name of the country/area||Republic of Singapore|
|Country/area information||The World Factbook (CIA)|
Indigenous signs for "Singapore"
Illustrations in the literature
"Singapore" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 13.)
Related sign languages:
Population of Deaf/deaf people
The population of the signers of Singapore Sign Language: 3,000. Very few monolinguals (2007 SIL). (Ethnologue web edition)
Legal status of sign languages
Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf
Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies
Education for the Deaf
Sign language interpretation
1.The number of sign language interpreters that are working:
2. The sign language in the country :
- Signed Exact English (used in Deaf Education); Pidgin Sign Language; Shanghainese Sign Language
3. What is the spoken language of your country?
- English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil
4. This country has some Interpreter training programmes.
5. The rates for using a sign language interpreter(given in US Dollars according the exchange rate 13/9/06):
- Per Hour : 6.35 (min. 3 hours)
- Deaf People : N/A
- NGO’s : 19.05 per hour(min. 2 hours)
- Companies or Businesses : 19.05 per hour(min. 2 hours)
- Other : 12.70 per hour(min. 2 hours)
Deaf communities and cultures
Religious activities by the Deaf
Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages
Sign language dictionaries
Singapore Association for the Deaf Sign Language Committee. 1990. Sign for Singapore. Singapore: Time Books International.
Ang, Mary. 2016. Negation in Singapore Sign Language. Poster presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 12).
Kratochvíl, Frantisek, Mary Ang, Shu Yi, Jessica Mak, May Low Jarn and Li-Sa Wang. 2016. Language contact-induced layering of the basic vocabulary in Singapore Sign Language. Poster presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 12).
Mangrubang, Fred R. 2009. Educating Deaf and hard of hearing students in Singapore. In: Moores, Donald F. and Margery S. Miller eds. Deaf people around the world: Educational and social perspectives. Washington,DC: Gallaudet University Press. 68-87.
WASLI (World Association of Sign Language Interpreters ). 2007. WASLI Newsletter 2007 Issue 6 Kampala, Uganda.
Maliki Osman. 31-Aug-05. The Official Opening of The NKF CMF-SGH Centre for Hearing and Cochlear Implants and Commemorating SGH's 223rd Cochlear Implantation. (Speech presented at the official opening of the NKF CMF-SGH Centre for hearing and cochlear implants, Singapore General Hospital, ENT Centre, Singapore. Retrieved July 14, 2006)
Kato, Mihoko and Nobuyuki Honnna. 2005. Deaf people and their sign language in Singapore. In: Sign Language Communication Studies. (Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 56(2005.06) :59-65.
Ho., Jenny S.M. 2004, January 8. Help for hearing impaired students. In : Strait Times.(Retrieved June 25, 2006.)
Kobayashi, Masayuki. 2000. Deaf in Asia(6): Singapore. In: Sign Language Communication Studies. (Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 35(2000.03) :44-46.
History of sign language research
|Asia (general)||Asia (general)|
|East Asia||China | Japan | Mongolia | North Korea | South Korea|
|Southeast Asia||Brunei | Cambodia | East Timor | Indonesia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam|
|South Asia||Bangladesh | Bhutan | India | Maldives | Nepal | Pakistan | Sri Lanka|
|Areas and others||Hong Kong | Macau | Taiwan|