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Topic: Presentations by two graduate students on their independent study research this semester
On Friday, December 6th, we’ll be having our last brown bag lunch event of the semester in SLCC 3233 or our big Open Area. Bring your lunch and join us! See you there!
Presenter: Elizabeth Steyer
Title: What is Haitian Sign Language: Ethical Implications of the Haitian Sign Language Documentation Project
Description: My presentation will address two main questions: what does it mean to decide whether a sign language is an actual language and if a sign language is influenced by other systems such as ASL or written language, is it still a sign language? Ethical approaches to examine a sign language and historical processes of sign languages will be discussed throughout my presentation about Haitian Sign Language Documentation Project and ethical questions that had come up during the project.
Presenter: Sara Malkowski
Title: Examining Prosody in ASL
Description: While research regarding oral components in signed languages has taken off abroad, there is insufficient evidence on this topic in regards to American Sign Language (ASL). Echo phonology, a theory coined by Woll, affirms non-manual marker usage in British Sign Language (BSL). When attempting to apply this theory to ASL, I identified an emerging pattern among mouthing, temporarily named body contact mouthing (BCM).
What: Brown bag lunch presentations by 2 of our graduate students
When: Friday December. 6th, 12-1
Where: the big Open Area (SLCC 3233)