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5th September 2016 – FEAST conference

On 1-2 September, the fifth edition of the "Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory" (FEAST) conference took place in Venice.

A representative of the Section for Sign Linguistics, Magda Schromová, together with Justyna Kotowicz from the Jagiellonian University and Pedagogical University in Kraków and also Bencie Woll, Rosalind Herman, Maria Kielar-Turska and Joanna Łacheta, presented a joint paper entitled: "The relationship between Executive Function and sign language skills in school-aged deaf children". The paper discusses the results of research on the link between higher cognitive functions (executive functions) and PJM competence in Deaf children.


4th September 2016 – publication of the Corpus-based Dictionary of Polish Sign Language

In connection with the fifth edition of the “Głusi Mają Głos” (The Deaf Have a Voice) conference, held under the patronage of the Section for Sign Linguistics, we are proud to present the outcome of several years of work: the Corpus-based Dictionary of Polish Sign Language. Our team created the dictionary from the ground up, and it is making its debut today!
The dictionary is already freely accessible online at

We encourage you to delve right in and give it a try!

22th August 2016 – "Signs and Structures" review

Volume 16:4 of the journal Sign Language Studies (one of the leading international periodicals devoted to sign linguistics) carries a review of the book Signs and Structures edited by Paweł Rutkowski (head of the Section for Sign Linguistics). The review, written by Vadim Kimmelman from the University of Amsterdam, is available here.

19th August 2016 – interview in connection with FNP's 25th anniversary

Did you know that the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), one of our grant providers, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year? The occasion is being celebrated with a cycle of interviews with prominent FNP grant-winners. One of those interviews featured our very own Dr. Paweł Rutkowski, available here (in English).

18th August 2016 – map of sign language research centers

We present a map of research centers in the world studying sign linguistics. Note how the Section for Sign Linguistics, University of Warsaw, is one of just a few such research units in Central and Eastern Europe dealing with the subject.

12th August 2016 – interview on Polish Radio Program 2

Dr. Paweł Rutkowski will be giving an interview to Katarzyna Kobylecka on 12 August 2016 at 10:30 PM on Polish Radio Program 2, in the "Treasury of Polish Science" series.

6th August 2016 – "I Sign, Therefore I Am"

The weekly Polityka has published the latest issue of its psychological supplement "JA MY ONI", carrying an article entitled "I Sign, Therefore I Am" by Paweł Walewski based on interviews with Bartosz Marganiec and Paweł Rutkowski.

5th August 2016 – sign language featured on the "Misja: Integracja" program

We'd like to remind you that tomorrow (6 August) at 8:55 the program "Misja: Integracja" will feature team members from the Section for Sign Linguistics. The full program will be translated into PJM. For those interested, information about the upcoming program is available here to read and watch!

4th August 2016 – sign language featured on the "Misja: Integracja" program

The upcoming episode of the program "Misja: Integracja" program on TVP3 will be devoted entirely to Deaf issues, PJM and the activities of the Section for Sign Linguistics. Tune in on Saturday (6 August) at 8:55 AM or Monday (8 August) at 9:15 AM (rerun). The full program will be translated into PJM.

20th July 2016 – looking for corpus recording participants

The Sign Language Section is looking for Deaf users of PJM to participate in recording corpus materials. Full information in the vlog.


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