THE AFRIKAANS TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE FOR THE DEAF

  • Bernard Combrink Stellenbosch University
Keywords: bible translation, cultural deaf, linguistic handicap, ABD, bible in afrikaans for the deaf

Abstract

The mother tongue of the cultural deaf, that is people who were born deaf, is sign language.  Being born deaf involves a severe linguistic handicap.  So far, only an English translation for the deaf has been published in the USA in 1992.  Although the Afrikaans deaf community requested a written and a visual translation, work started in 1997 on the written translation of the Bible in Afrikaans for the deaf (ABD).  ...

Author Biography

Bernard Combrink, Stellenbosch University
Old and New Testament
Published
2018-11-13
Section
GENERAL ARTICLES