Tag Archives: sign language

“Do Sign Languages Have Accents?” Video collaboration between Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet and Mental Floss

Link to our video made in collaboration with Mental Floss on whether sign languages have accent (spoiler: of course!). Continue reading

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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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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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The Gallaudet Linguistics Department response to the AG Bell Association April 2016 statement

April 15, 2016 Meredith Sugar, President Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing To Ms. Sugar: Your April 1, 2016 online statement, “Dispelling myths about deafness,” has already elicited a tidal wave of responses from across … 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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#WhyISign

#WhyISign has exploded on many of our Twitter (or insert-preferred-social-media-site-here) feeds these past few days. The hashtag began with Stacy Abrams, a Deaf woman, who explained that her family, who are hearing, learned sign (ASL) because as her mother said … Continue reading

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Zaban Eshareh Iran (ZEI) – sign language of Deaf Iranians

http://youtu.be/IPk4tp5D-wc Jodie Novak, who just graduated with a master’s degree from our program, created this video in collaboration with two Deaf users of Zaban Eshareh Iran (ZEI). Some of the information included in the video came from a graduate class … Continue reading

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