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18th October 2017 – lecture at the eLex conference

The lecture "Sign language as a challenge to electronic lexicography: The Corpus-based Dictionary of Polish Sign Language and beyond", which Paweł Rutkowski delivered at the eLex 2017 conference in Leiden in the Netherlands, has been posted (with International Sign translation) on the conference’s YouTube channel.

11th October 2017 – "Multi-layered linguistic annotation of the corpus of Polish Sign Language (PJM)"

The presentation "Multi-layered linguistic annotation of the corpus of Polish Sign Language (PJM)" met with a warm reception from participants at the SIGN8 conference. We thank the organizers for the opportunity to participate in the conference, an important event for the world Deaf community.

10th October 2017 – SIGN8 conference

Marek Śmietana, Paweł Rutkowski and Anna Kuder from the UW Section for Sign Linguistics are participating in the SIGN8 conference in Florianopolis, Brazil, to deliver a paper entitled "Multi-layered linguistic annotation of the corpus of Polish Sign Language (PJM)". The official languages of the conference are International Sign and Brazilian Sign Language (Libras).

The next edition of the international conference will most likely take place in Warsaw. Already now, we’d like to invite everyone interested to come and participate!

9th October 2017 – lecture at the PAS Institute of Computer Science

The YouTube channel of the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, has posted a recording of Paweł Rutkowski’s lecture (in Polish) entitled “Polish Sign Language from the perspective of corpus linguistics”, delivered at

2nd October 2017 – visit to Budapest

On 25-29 September, Paweł Rutkowski was a guest at the Gusztáv Bárczi Faculty of Special Education, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Aside from lectures and discussions with researchers (deaf education specialists and cognitivists), the agenda for the visit also included meetings at a school for the Deaf in Budapest and at the Department of Disabled Affairs, Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources (whose responsibilities include the field of education). Paweł Rutkowski presented educational materials in Polish Sign Language (PJM) which the UW Section for Sign Linguistics team has been preparing on commission for the Polish Ministry of National Education for three years now. These textbook adaptations met with great interest and a positive reception. Such materials are not currently available in Hungary, but as of 1 September 2017 a law imposes an obligation on schools to ensure that every child with a hearing deficiency has access to bilingual education.

30th September 2017 – Bicentennial of the Institute for the Deaf

On 23 September 2017, during an international conference to celebrate the bicentennial of the Institute for the Deaf in Warsaw (entitled "The deaf and the hard of hearing in the perspective of tradition, the present and the future"), Dr Paweł Rutkowski presented a paper entitled "Textbooks in Polish Sign Language". The first, fourth and seventh grade textbooks in Polish Sign Language are now available through the Educational Information System of the Ministry of Education. Congratulations to the Institute for the Deaf on its 200th anniversary!

29th September 2017 – Dr Rutkowski presents at the Linguistic Engineering Group seminar

We are proud to announce that on 2 October (Monday) at 10:15am during the first seminar of the 2017-2018 academic year, entitled "Natural Language Processing" (PAS Institute of Computer Science at ul. Jana Kazimierza 5 in Warsaw, ground floor), Dr Paweł Rutkowski will give a lecture on "Polish sign language from the perspective of corpus linguistics".
Lecture summary: "Polish Sign Language is a fully functional visual-spatial language used by the deaf community in Poland. Its origins date back to the 1820s, when the first school for the deaf was established in Poland. Until recently, it was rarely included in linguistic research. The purpose of this lecture is to present a research project aimed at developing a comprehensive and representative corpus of Polish Sign Language.

19th September 2017 – 2017 eLex Conference

Dr Paweł Rutkowski is in the Netherlands at the eLex Conference 2017. We are pleased to announce that the lecture "Sign language as a challenge to electronic lexicography: The Corpus-based Dictionary of Polish Sign Language and beyond", which he will present tomorrow (20 September) at 5:00pm, will be broadcast live (along with International Sign translation) on the conference’s YouTube channel.

15th September 2017 – educational materials for fourth and seventh grades

We are pleased to announce that educational materials for children with special needs are now available in the Educational Information System of the Ministry of Education (including Polish Sign Language translations), which were developed by the Section for Sign Linguistics based on a dozen textb

25th August 2017 – journal article in Horyzonty Wychowania

The latest issue of the education journal "Horyzonty Wychowania" includes an article written by Sylwia Łozińska and Pawel Rutkowski, entitled "Sign Language, the source of social memory for the Deaf", available here (in Polish).

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