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CFP: 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining (May 2016)

http://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec2016/cfp.html CALL FOR PAPERS (due by Feb 6th, 2016) Abstracts are invited for a full day workshop on sign language resources, to take place following the 2016 LREC conference on May 28th, 2016. Recent technological developments allow sign language researchers … Continue reading

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Brown Bag – Danica Dicus presents “Towards Corpus-Based Sign Language Interpreting Studies…” 12/9 12-1250p @SLCC open area, Ling Dept

Please join us on Wednesday, December 9th at noon in the open area for a presentation by Danica Dicus titled, “Towards Corpus-Based Sign Language Interpreting Studies: A critical look at the relationship between linguistic data and software tools.” This presentation is … Continue reading

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Linguistics Department Dissertation Defense – Christina Healy “Construing Affective Events in ASL” 11/11/15 at 12 pm @SLCC open area

We are delighted to announce that Christina Healy’s Dissertation Defense will be Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 12pm in the Linguistics Department Open Area (SLCC 3233). Everyone is invited to attend the public presentation which will be the first 30 – 40 minutes. Here is … Continue reading

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Signed languages are not codes – see letter to editor of Washington Post by professor emeritus Ceil Lucas

Nyle DiMarco, a Deaf native user of ASL and popular contestant on America’s Next Top Model, has been making waves in the media lately. One such example is the August 7th article by Yanan Wang, “His modeling photos got him noticed, but didn’t … Continue reading

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LSA Student Internship Opportunity, Fall 2015

http://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2015/08/04/lsa-student-internship-opportunity LSA Student Internship Opportunity, Fall 2015  The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the Fall 2015 semester (September – December). This is a great opportunity to learn … Continue reading

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Post about TISLR by Doctoral Candidate Carla Morris

The deadline to submit abstracts for posters or presentations for TISLR12 in Melbourne, Australia, is this weekend. http://www.tislr12.org/ *** Update regarding submission deadline *** From the SLLS facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sign-Language-Linguistics-Society/1476917052577121?fref=nf): Hello everyone, This is a third and final reminder about the … Continue reading

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ASL around the world: A Trinidadian, an Englishman, a Nigerian and a Guyanese walk into a park in Guyana…

Originally posted on Language Blag:
In 2012, I made the short trip to Guyana to meet with members of the Deaf community in the capital, Georgetown, to see some of the work being done by a group then called Deaf in Guyana,…

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