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26th January 2017 – interview on TOK FM

On 23 January, Paweł Rutkowski was interviewed (in Polish) by the journalist Cezary Łasiczka on Radio TOK FM. A transcript of the interview (in Polish) is also available.

25th January 2017 – new transcripts

Three new transcripts (in Polish) have been posted on our website: a radio program from 12 August, a television program from 6 August, and the ”Right to Language” lecture kicking off the 2015/2017 academic year at the University of Warsaw.

24th January 2017 – interview with Dr. Rutkowski

A lengthy interview with Paweł Rutkowski (head of the Section for Sign Linguistics) was published (in Polish) in the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, on various aspects of human languages – signed and unsigned – entitled “How to Talk with a Martian”.

23rd January 2017 – bidding farewell to Prof. Johnston

We are very grateful to Professor Johnston for paying a visit to Warsaw. All the meetings were, as usual, very edifying and productive – we have all learned a lot. We gave the professor a symbolic sending-off with an informal evening out on Warsaw’s picturesque Krakowskie Przedmieście, together with members of staff.

20th January 2017 – neurobiological study gets press coverage

We are pleased to report that a number of Polish press articles have covered the neurobiological study we wrote about several days ago, the result of which have been published in one of the world’s top research journals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), published by the United States National Academy of Sciences. Such articles can be found in the daily Gazeta Wyborcza and the weekly Newsweek Polska.

20th January 2017 – neurobiological study gets press coverage

We are pleased to report that the neurobiological study we wrote about several days ago, the result of which have been published in one of the world’s top research journals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), published by the United States National Academy of Sciences, has gained more coverage in the Polish media: Gazeta Wyborcza and the weekly Newsweek Polska.

18th January 2017 – popular-science article in 'Academia' magazine

A popular-science article by Paweł Rutkowski on the Deaf in Poland and on Polish Sign Language (PJM) has been published (in Polish) in 'Academia: The Magazine of the Polish Academy of Sciences'. An English version is on the way soon!

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11th January 2017 – study on rhythm processing in the brain

The results of a recent study on rhythm processing in the brains of hearing and Deaf individuals, carried out by Jagiellonian University scholars with our modest involvement, are discussed in a research article just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (with Paweł Rutkowski and Piotr Mostowski from our Section for Sign Linguistics as co-authors). The findings are also discussed in a press article, a radio program, and a film (all in Polish).

10th January 2017 – Professor Trevor Johnston back in Warsaw

A month and a half have passed since Prof. Trevor Johnston last visited, and he is now once again back in Warsaw. Yesterday we had the first working meeting to kick off two weeks of hard work together, dealing with various issues of the PJM corpus. We are extremely pleased to have him back with us.

23rd December 2016 – Czech-Polish project secures funding

The Czech association “Neslyšící s nadějí” received a subsidy from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the project “Tichý svět blízkých sousedů” (“The Quiet World of Close Neighbors”), under the framework of the Czech-Polish forum. The Section for Sign Linguistics is the Polish partner of the project.

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