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30th September 2016 – new corpus logo

To mark the occasion of our 50th studio recording session of material for the PJM corpus, we are reactivating its Facebook page! To get the ball rolling, we are unveiling the new logo of the corpus. If you like it, we'd appreciate it if you could take a moment to give it a “thumbs-up”!

26th September 2016 – COST report

We are proud to learn that the latest COST report (European Cooperation in Science & Technology) entitled "Investing in Europe's diversity" cited the SignGram action, which the Section for Sign Linguistics participated in, as an example of a very successful research project.

24th September 2016 – 70th anniversary of the Polish Association of the Deaf

The Section for Sign Linguistics has received a commemorative statuette in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Polish Association of the Deaf (PZG) and 140th anniversary of the Deaf Movement in Poland. Grateful for this token of appreciation for our research work, we congratulate the Association on this momentous anniversary!

24th September 2016 – International Day of the Deaf

Today is International Day of the Deaf! To mark the occasion, the Polish Association of the Deaf prepared the huge campaign entitled “Poland is All Ears” [Polska zamienia się w słuch], an initiative which we fully support. Have a look at the television programs and online ads prepared especially for the event.

23th September 2016 – check out the "Widzi-mi-się" project

We would like to encourage everyone interested to take part in the “Widzi-mi-się: Fotografia dla dzieci” project involving photography for children. The events making up the project will be translated into PJM.

21th September 2016 – inauguration of the new academic year

We take pride in reporting that this year’s inaugural lecture kicking off the new academic year at the University of Warsaw will be delivered by none other than our section leader, Dr. Paweł Rutkowski! We congratulate Paweł on receiving the honor. The lecture, entitled “The Right to Language”, will take place on 30 September at the Auditorium Maximum and will be translated into PJM!

19th September 2016 – interview on deaf culture in "Przewodnik Katolicki"

An interview which Dr. Paweł Rutkowski gave (in Polish) to the weekly magazine "Przewodnik Katolicki", discussing Deaf culture and the importance of sign language, is available here.

17th September 2016 – "De-Sign Bilingual" study

Preliminary results have been released from the two-year study entitled "De-Sign Bilingual", under which data was gathered in 39 European countries about Deaf education taking place in a bilingual configuration (systematically using both a spoken language and a sign language). Note that this approach is now being successfully applied in more and more schools in Europe. The latest data is available in the form of maps.

9th September 2016 – article on parts of speech in the Corpus-based Dictionary of Polish Sign Language

A new paper on issues in PJM lexicography, by Jadwiga Linde-Usiekniewicz and Paweł Rutkowski, entitled “The division into parts of speech in the Corpus-based Dictionary of Polish Sign Language", which the authors delivered at the 17th International EURALEX Congress, is available here.

7th September 2016 – lab meeting at the Nencki Institute

On 7 September, members of the Section for Sign Linguistics took part in the first lab meeting after the summer vacation at the Laboratory of Brain Imaging (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences), at which Justyna Kotowicz from the Jagiellonian University and Pedagogical University in Kraków delivered a lecture on “Executive functions and Polish Sign Language”.
Thanks for the inspiring meeting!

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