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SLAAASh, ASL Signbank, ASL-LEX oh my! Interested in learning more? Join us Friday, Aug 18 from 1 to 6 (Gallaudet, SLCC 3rd floor open area)

The Sign Language Acquisition: Annotation, Archiving & Sharing (SLAAASh) project involves the construction of machine-readable annotated videos of Deaf children acquiring ASL interacting with their Deaf parents and/or researchers using ASL. The videos were collected in the 1990’s and are … Continue reading

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Dissertation defense – Casey Thornton “The status of palm orientation in the phonological representation of American Sign Language” 3/23/17, 2 pm LLRH6 101

Casey Thornton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Linguistics, will defend her dissertation on “The status of palm orientation in the phonological representation of American Sign Language” on Thursday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in Living and Learning Residence … Continue reading

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News: register now for FEAST 2017 June 21-22 in Reykjavík

Via SLLS FEAST 2017 Local organizing committee ———————————————————————— Dear all. Registration is now open for FEAST (Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory) in Reykjavík, June 21-22. Please consult the conference website for further information: https://sites.google.com/site/feastconference/home/conferences/feast_reykjavik_2017 We will post … Continue reading

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CFP: The 6th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2017) Dates: 22-24 September 2017 in Osaka, Japan

Conference Announcement via Keiko Sagara on SLLS list Conference: The 6th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2017) Dates: 22-24 September 2017 Location: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan Organizers: HARA Daisuke (H), IIZUMI Naoko (H), IKEDA Masumi (D), … Continue reading

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SHARE: Native or early signer (including CODAs)? 18 and older. Please take this online survey about ASL

Calling native and early signers (those who started signing before the age of 6) including CODAs 18 and older, you are invited to participate in a research study on American Sign Language as used by Deaf and signing communities in … Continue reading

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SHARE: Media piece on Pro-Tactile ASL in Quartz, “A language for the DeafBlind”

  Quartz wrote about Pro-Tactile ASL, link below, featuring faculty member Terra Edwards, her colleague and a DeafBlind user of PT Oscar Serna, and PEN faculty Clifton Langdon. DeafBlind Americans developed a language that doesn’t involve sight or sound “Pro-tactile … Continue reading

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“The Dept of Linguistics: How We Got Here” – Brown Bag by Professor Emeritus Robert E Johnson 11/4, 12-1 @SAC1011

topic:  “The Department of Linguistics: How we got here.” presenter: Robert E. Johnson, PhD when: Friday, November 4th 2016, 12 to 1 pm where: SAC1011 Summary of presentation: Which people and principles drove the creation and growth of the department. Bio: Robert E. (Bob) Johnson, … Continue reading

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