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Quebec Sign Language, known in French as Langue des signes québécoise or Langue des signes du Québec (LSQ), is the predominant sign language of deaf communities used in francophone Canada, primarily in Quebec.
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Quebec Sign Language, known in French as Langue des signes québécoise or Langue des signes du Québec (LSQ), is the predominant sign language of deaf communities used in francophone Canada, primarily in Quebec.

French Sign Language

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Being a member of the French Sign Language family, it is most closely related to French Sign Language (LSF), being a result of mixing between American Sign Language (ASL) and LSF.
French Sign Language is related and partially ancestral to Dutch Sign Language (NGT), German Sign Language (DGS), Flemish Sign Language (VGT), Belgian-French Sign Language (LSFB), Irish Sign Language (ISL), American Sign Language (ASL), Quebec (also known as French Canadian) Sign Language (LSQ), and Russian Sign Language (RSL).

French Sign Language family

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Being a member of the French Sign Language family, it is most closely related to French Sign Language (LSF), being a result of mixing between American Sign Language (ASL) and LSF.

American Sign Language

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Being a member of the French Sign Language family, it is most closely related to French Sign Language (LSF), being a result of mixing between American Sign Language (ASL) and LSF.

Signed French

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However, alongside LSQ, signed French and Pidgin LSQ French exist, where both mix LSQ and French more heavily to varying degrees.
In France, Signed French uses the signs of French Sign Language; the Belgium system uses the signs of French Belgian Sign Language, and in Canada the signs of Quebec Sign Language.

Canada

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Due to its historical relation to the francophone culture, Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) is spoken primarily in Quebec, although there are sizeable Francophone communities in New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba.

Canadian Hearing Society

Services include instruction in American and Quebec sign languages, interpreter services, deafblind intervenors, audiology and speech-language pathology.

Legal recognition of sign languages

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Question Period in the House of Commons of Canada is interpreted in both Quebec Sign Language and American Sign Language.

Languages of Canada

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and LSQ.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

To help raise awareness of available resources related to American Sign Language (ASL, in French Langue des Signes Québécoise or LSQ) CCDI created TalkingASL.ca (in French ParlantLSQ.ca) - a free library of ASL related resources in Canada.

Deafplanet

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A French-language version of the show is also produced, using Quebec Sign Language (LSQ).

Canadians

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Additionally, Canadians speak several sign languages; the number of speakers is unknown of the most spoken ones, American Sign Language (ASL) and Quebec Sign Language (LSQ), as it is of Maritime Sign Language and Plains Sign Talk.

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada

The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) is a professional association which represents interpreters in Canada whose working languages are English, American Sign Language (ASL), French and langue des signes Québécoise (LSQ).

Deaf culture

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Quebec Sign Language, known in French as Langue des signes québécoise or Langue des signes du Québec (LSQ), is the predominant sign language of deaf communities used in francophone Canada, primarily in Quebec.

Quebec

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Quebec Sign Language, known in French as Langue des signes québécoise or Langue des signes du Québec (LSQ), is the predominant sign language of deaf communities used in francophone Canada, primarily in Quebec.

Ontario

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Although named Quebec sign, LSQ can be found within communities in Ontario and New Brunswick as well as certain other regions across Canada.