Category Archives: Presentation

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: Miako Rankin presented “Educational Interpreting: What’s Linguistics Got to Do With It?” in August, 2016

On August 31, Linguistics faculty member Miako Rankin traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to meet with educational interpreters in the Spotsylvania School District (a few of whom are pictured here). Together they explored ways that a cognitive linguistic framework can inform … Continue reading

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Linguistics Department Dissertation Defense – Wanette Reynolds on the development of referent tracking in signed narratives 7/29/16 at 2 PM @College Hall Lyceum

Wanette Reynolds will be defending her dissertation Friday July 29, 2016 at 2pm in the College Hall Lyceum. The first forty minutes of the dissertation defense are open to the Gallaudet community. We invite you to come and learn about her research and support her … Continue reading

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6/11/16 6pm in Baltimore – Ceil Lucas memoir wine/cheese reception & book signing

Save the date! June 11, 2016 at 6 PM At The Ivy Bookshop (6080 Falls Road, Baltimore) Ceil Lucas, Professor Emerita, Department of Linguistics, will read from and discuss her memoir How I Got Here: A Memoir. A wine and cheese reception … Continue reading

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Heritage Signer Panel 4/15 3-5p @Sac1011

The Heritage Signer Panel event will be hosted on Friday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 in SAC 1011, the auditorium featuring: Maria “Masha” Polinsky (big name in heritage speaker literature, will give us an overview of research on spoken heritage language users) Ronice Quadros, who will … Continue reading

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Pre-release screening of video textbook “Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children…” 4/14 @SAC1011

There will be a pre-release screening of a new video textbook, Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children: A Bilingual Introductory Digital Course (Thursday, April 14 from 2:30-4 in SAC 1011) This book approaches language acquisition using sign language … Continue reading

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Linguistics Department Dissertation Defense – Carla Morris “Examining the Associations between Social Network Ties and Linguistic Production” 3/22/16 at 2 pm @HMB1001

Carla Morris’s dissertation defense will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 2 p.m. at HMB 1001. Everyone is invited to attend the public presentation during the first 40 minutes of the defense. Here is a summary of her dissertation. Examining … Continue reading

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Presentation – Donna Jo Napoli presents “Reactive Effort as a Factor that Shapes Sign Language Lexicons” 2/4 12:30 @SAC1011

This Thursday (February 4th) at 12:30 in SAC 1011, Dr. Donna Jo Napoli will be talking with us about her research, which asks how linguistic patterns emerge from physical facts about the world. Abstract for her talk titled “Reactive Effort as a Factor that … Continue reading

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Linguistics Department Dissertation Defense – Jeff Palmer “ASL Word Order Development in Bimodal Bilingual Children” 11/19/15 at 1 pm @LLRH6, room 101

Jeff Palmer’s Dissertation Defense will be Thursday November 19, 2015 at 1pm in the Living and Learning Residence Hall (LLRH6), Room 101. Everyone is invited to attend the public presentation which will be the first 30-40 minutes. Here is a … Continue reading

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