Radboud University Summer School courses for “Sign Language Documentation” and “Analyzing Sign Language Data” before SIGN10 (August 2020) in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Two short summer courses related to sign language research and taught by signing instructors will be offered by Radboud University Summer School  before SIGN10.

“Sign Language Documentation”, taught by one of our faculty members Julie A. Hochgesang with support from Onno Crasborn, is aimed at students who are just starting out working on sign language data. This short course will have three main aspects – data collection, data annotation (ELAN), and use of data.

Analyzing Sign Language Data“, taught by Carl Börstell, is aimed at students and early career researchers who have already had some experience working with sign language data, but wish to learn new methods for working efficiently with their data in a systematic way – data extraction, data analysis, visualization.

More information here – Sign Language Documentation

Application details also on website (links above). Early Bird Deadline is March 1, 2020 and final deadline June 1, 2020.

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“How Different are our Lexicons”? by Onno Crasborn – 2/4/20 2-3 pm (SAC1011)

Tuesday, February 4 from 2 to 3 (SAC 1011) – open to all!
Onno Crasborn, Radboud University

“How different are our lexicons?”

The magic of cross-signing (the use of international sign in interactions) is often explained by reference to the rich iconic powers of sign languages. Both in their lexicons and grammars, sign languages offer users many handles to help understand someone from another language background because so many lexical items have iconicity in them, and likewise the use of space and non-manuals is either similar or so iconic that it can be interpreted by signers from different cultural backgrounds. However, it is also possible that cross-language interactions are facilitated simply because of lexical overlap between languages. Both arbitrary and iconic signs can show resemblances in both form and meaning (’true friends’), or be deceptively similar, sharing the form but not the meaning (‘false friends’). This presentation reports on work in progress comparing the lexicons of multiple sign languages using various methods, all based on the datasets in Global Signbank.

ASL interpretation provided. 
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SHARE WIDELY: Job announcement – Nine-month Non-Tenured Track faculty, Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University

Please share widely. Job announcement for nine-month non-tenured-track faculty in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds. It is the university’s mission to have faculty that reflects the student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions. Candidates must possess the qualifications listed below at the time of appointment.

Responsibilities:
1. Teach undergraduate courses in the undergraduate minor in linguistics.
2. Advise and supervise undergraduate students in linguistics.
3. Engage in scholarship/research in the field OR provide service at departmental, university, and community levels.
4. Participate in development, assessment, and revision of LIN programs, including online and certification courses/programs.
5. Participate in program, department, and university faculty activities and professional service.
6. Other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Qualifications:
1. Earned Masters’ degree in Linguistics or in a closely related field.
2. Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching linguistics.
3. Ability to lecture in ASL.
4. Record of (or clear potential for) research and scholarship in signed language research or engagement with signed language communities, including those using Pro-Tactile ASL or signed languages other than ASL.
5.  Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.

Salary and Rank:
Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.

Starting Date:
August 2020.

Applications Information:
Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work and three letters of reference demonstrating quality of research and teaching to the Linguistics Search Committee electronically (see email address below).  

Application deadline: Screening will begin in November. Will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled.

Contact: Address questions and send application materials to Dr. Julie A. Hochgesang at julie.hochgesang@gallaudet.edu

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications for open positions from candidates who are deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans.

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SHARE WIDELY: Job announcement – Full-time Tenure-Track faculty, Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University (UPDATED)

Please share widely. New job announcement for full-time tenure-track faculty in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University

Responsibilities:
1. Teach graduate courses in the MA and PhD programs in linguistics.
2. Teach undergraduate courses in the undergraduate minor in linguistics.
3. Advise and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in linguistics.
4. Engage in scholarship and/or research in the field and generate external funding for research and student support.
5. Participate in development, assessment, and revision of LIN programs, including online and certification courses/programs
6. Participate in program, department, and university faculty activities and professional service.
7. Other duties as assigned by the chair.

Qualifications:
1. Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching linguistics.
2. Ph.D. in linguistics or closely related field. To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a terminal degree; outstanding applicants in dissertation stage may considered.
3. Ability to lecture in American Sign Language.
4. Record of (or clear potential for) research and scholarship in signed language linguistics and demonstrated success or clear potential for generating external funding for research.

Salary and Rank:
Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.

Starting Date:
August 2020.

Applications Information:
Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work and three letters of reference demonstrating quality of research and teaching to the Linguistics Search Committee at the email address given below.

Application deadline: Screening will begin January 2020. Will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. Specific questions may be addressed to Dr. Julie A. Hochgesang at julie.hochgesang@gallaudet.edu

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications for open positions from candidates who are deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans.

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CFP: The 8th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2019) Dates: 6-7 December 2019 in Osaka, Japan

Conference Announcement via Keiko Sagara on SLLS list (and slightly adapted for this post)

The 8th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2019)

Dates: December 6 – 7, 2019
Location: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Conference Website: http://www.sillr.jp/ssll2019/index.html
Abstract due: 9 September 2019

Description:
SSLL is an annual conference held for the promotion of sign language linguistics and also for a better understanding of human language by comparing and analyzing signed and spoken languages. Interpretation will be provided between the following languages: English/Japanese, ASL/English, JSL/Japanese, and all presentations will be webcast on Ustream.

Invited Speakers:
Julie Hochgesang (Gallaudet University)
Sign Language Description: A Deaf Retrospective and Application of Best Practices from Language Documentation

Samantha Rarrick (Griffith University, Australia)
Aksen tasol: Identifying & documenting sign language use in Papua New Guinea

CFP
We invite presentations (20 minutes presentation, followed by 10 minutes questions and answers) and poster presentations, on any topic related to sign language linguistics, and/or a comparative study between signed and spoken languages. We especially welcome presentations on descriptive linguistics.

■ Abstracts should be in English with a maximum of 500 words (including examples and references). They should be prepared in a MS-Word and PDF format, and should NOT include the name(s) of the authors.

■ Poster size: A0 [841mm×1189mm], portrait orientation.

■ Abstract submission page: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ssll2019

■ Abstract submission due: September 9, 2019.

■ Acceptance notification: September 30, 2019.

* Those who need notification earlier, please specify when you submit an abstract.

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SHARE: Job announcement: tenure-track position opening at California State University, Long Beach

To be shared: tenure-track position opening at California State University, Long Beach with my alma mater. The position is in the Department of Linguistics & ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures Program (ASLD).

The effective date is August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester) with a salary range that is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application deadline is is November 12, 2019 and the position is open until filled or recruitment is canceled.

Required Qualifications:

– Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Interpreting, Linguistics or related field, with American Sign Language (ASL) linguistics and/or interpreting research specialization.
– Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020.
– Demonstrated potential for teaching, research, scholarly and creative activities, commensurate with professional level.
– Demonstrated successful experience in teaching ASL-English interpreting courses.
– Current RID, NAD, or AVLIC interpreting certification or must obtain certification within the first five academic years of employment
– Potential for demonstrated excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities focused on ASL-Linguistics and ASL-English interpreting.
– Ability to collaborate with existing faculty, local and wider American Deaf and interpreting communities.
– Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Use the link provided below to apply and to view the complete job description:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13703

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SHARE: Job announcement: Full-time Tenure-track faculty, Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University

Please share widely. New job announcement for full-time tenure-track faculty in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University

Responsibilities:
1. Teach graduate courses in the MA and PhD programs in linguistics.
2. Teach undergraduate courses in the undergraduate minor in linguistics.
3. Advise and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in linguistics.
4. Engage in scholarship and/or research in the field and generate external funding for research and student support.
5. Participate in development, assessment, and revision of LIN programs, including online and certification courses/programs
6. Participate in program, department, and university faculty activities and professional service.
7. Other duties as assigned by the chair.

Qualifications:
1. Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching linguistics.
2. Ph.D. in linguistics or closely related field. To be considered for tenure at Gallaudet University, a candidate must possess a terminal degree; outstanding applicants in dissertation stage may considered.
3. Ability to lecture in American Sign Language.
4. Record of (or clear potential for) research and scholarship in signed language linguistics and demonstrated success or clear potential for generating external funding for research.

Salary and Rank:
Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.

Starting Date:
August 2019.

Applications Information:
Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of graduate work and three letters of reference demonstrating quality of research and teaching to the Linguistics Search Committee at the address given below.

Application deadline: Screening will begin January 2019. Will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. Specific questions may be addressed to Dr. Julie A. Hochgesang at julie.hochgesang@gallaudet.edu

Application Address:
Dr. Julie A. Hochgesang
Linguistics Search Committee chair
Department of Linguistics (SLCC 3rd floor)
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002

Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications for open positions from candidates who are deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans.

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