Catalan sign language, commonly known by the initials LSC, is the language that deaf and deaf-and-blind people use in Catalonia. It is a natural, visual, gesture-based language used by signing people as a linguistic system for social and cultural communication. It is also the language they usually use to interact and socialise with other people in their family or immediate social circle.
Like other sign languages, LSC fulfils all possible communicative functions and, as a living language, it has certain distinctive characteristics. It has evolved since its early beginnings and continues to do so all the time. It interacts with other sign and oral languages, receives influences and gradually incorporates concepts and new signs in accordance with today’s knowledge society and communication.
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