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The Great Scottish sign language row is an ongoing debate over the legitimacy of Scottish sign language (SSL) in Scotland and the rights of its ‘signing’ users. Currently, sign language users are calling for greater recognition of sign language as an official language in Scotland, and for increased public funding for services that use SSL. They are challenging the traditional notion of English as Scotland’s only official language. The battle for sign language rights is sure to be an ongoing and important debate as the country adjusts to the changing linguistic landscape.

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