Sign With Your Baby
The former DVD resource, "Sign with your Baby" is now online and freely accessible. The website is intended for parents, whānau, friends and teachers who want to start learning New Zealand Sign Language to communicate with babies and toddlers. It shows the first signs and skills needed to communicate with children between 0 and 3 years old.
The website project was sponsored by MSD in cooperation with the Ministries of Education and Health, and undertaken at the Deaf Studies Research Unit.Click here for the website
Survey of NZSL users
Survey of the Vitality of New Zealand Sign Language
NZSL - how many people use it? Where and when do people use NZSL?
Deaf Studies Research Unit at Victoria University is doing a survey about how Deaf people use NZSL in their everyday life.
We need many Deaf people to answer a short survey (questionnaire).
Please click here to see the survey and answer the questions online:
Te Reo Māori translation for headwords
During the past year, Māori translations for each headword (main English meaning) have been added to the dictionary, so the meaning of NZSL signs can be found through both English and Māori. Work on this project was funded by a grant from Ma Te Reo, a fund administered by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Maori Language Commission), and by Victoria University of Wellington.
NZSL Online in its new form was officially re-launched by Victoria University, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori during NZSL Week in May 2013.
NZSL Online is growing: vocabulary updates
Signs used in the NZSL community for concepts like 'Facebook', 'Tablet' and 'Twitter', are now being added to NZSL Online, along with about 80 other signs. The dictionary continues to grow with the language.
Conference Presentation - AFRILEX
NZSL Online featured at AFRILEX 2012 – 17th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography (Pretoria, South Africa, 2-5 July 2012), in a keynote address on "Sign-Language Lexicography", presented by the editors of the Online Dictionary of NZSL, Rachel McKee and David McKee.
The NZSL Online Dictionary received a Highly Commended award in the Diversity Category at the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards in Melbourne, Australia.
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NZSL Online Facebook page