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4th March 2017 – Language game

We’d like to invite you to try a language game involving the names of European countries in international sign language. This fun application for learning and quizzing yourself is also a good example of the sign language materials that have been collected on the website of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe, which we’d also like to encourage you to explore.

1st March 2017 – "PRO-Sign" Workshop

The Austrian city of Graz is holding a series of workshops entitled "PRO-Sign: Promoting Excellence in Sign Language Instruction."
The meeting is part of a project to improve the quality of sign language teaching, and the standardization of curricula and educational materials in the context of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as well as raising awareness of the need to teach sign language in the same way as any foreign language.
The workshop is organized by the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.
Dr. Paweł Rutkowski, head of the Section for Sign Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, is attending the workshop.
All conference materials (including presentations) will be available here.

30th January 2017 – Language and Rights

Dr Paweł Rutkowski became a member of the “Language and Rights” Working Group set up by the European Language Council (Conseil Européen pour les Langues). It will investigate issues related to linguistic rights, particularly the communication rights of individuals who are not fluent in the language of the country where they reside: immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, tourists, and also members of linguistic minorities (including the Deaf). Cases in which such rights are not respected by institutions of public authority may be considered violations of the principles enshrined in such international documents as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

27th January 2017 – "Supełkowe ABC"

Paweł Rutkowski appeared as an expert on several episodes of the children’s program “Supełkowe ABC” on the kid’s public television channel TVP ABC (episodes 73, 75, 79, 81, 83, 87, 88). Dr. Małgorzata Czajkowska-Kisil, an affiliate of our Section for Sign Linguistics, is also a regular consultant for the show, which we highly recommend to signing children and their parents. Individual episodes can be found here.

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.

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