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2 May 2016 – lecture by Karen Emmorey in Warsaw

On 20 May 2016, Prof. Karen Emmorey, one of the top sign language researchers in the United States, will deliver a lecture on “The neurobiology of language: Perspectives from sign language” (another appearance by her can be viewed here). It will take place at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (at the address of ul. Pasteura 3 in Warsaw), in room no. 1 at noon.

29th April 2016 – lecture at the KFnrD science camp

Today Dr. Paweł Rutkowski will deliver a speech entitled “Polish Sign Language (PJM)” at the science camp of the Polish Children’s Fund (KFnrD) in Serock.

28th April 2016 – radio program on Polish Radio Two

An episode of the radio program “Notatnik Dwójki” was devoted to Polish Sign Language (PJM), with guests including Dr. Paweł Rutkowski, the head of our Section for Sign Linguistics, and Bartosz Marganiec representing the Foundation Promoting Deaf Culture. A transcription of the talk will also be available.

26th April 2016 – fourth part of the PJM school textbook adaptations released

It give us pleasure to announce that the Polish Sign Language (PJM) adaptation of the fourth part of the “Nasza szkoła” series for special-needs school students is now available to download from the website of the Polish Ministry of Education. Feel free to download and explore! Work will soon start on adapting the textbooks for the third grade.

25th April 2016 – workshop STPJM

This past week, we met with the Association of Polish Sign Language Interpreters (STPJM) for a workshop that we prepared on techniques of translating from Polish Sign Language (PJM) into Polish. Sign language corpora often find application in translation studies, as exercises developed based on corpus data can aid in translating idioms and improving translation style. We’re hoping for very long and fruitful cooperation with the STPJM!

22th April 2016 – looking for new team members

The Section for Sign Linguistics is looking for new annotators for working with the Polish Sign Language (PJM) corpus.

18th April 2016 – archive of publications

Our website now offers an archive of selected books and articles we have published. Take a look under the "Publications" tab!

6th April 2016 – Małgorzata Talipska becomes a member of the Warsaw Council for the Affairs of the Disabled

We are proud to announce that Małgorzata Talipska has been appointed by the Mayor of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, to a four-year term as a member of the Warsaw Council for the Affairs of the Disabled, a five-member advisory body to the mayor’s office.

5th April 2016 – article on word order in PJM

The Journal of Universal Language has published an article by Dr. Sylwia Łozińska and Dr. Paweł Rutkowski on “Argument linearization in a three-dimensional grammar: A typological perspective on word order in Polish Sign Language (PJM)”.

4th April 2016 – our sign linguistics book is a bestseller!

We are pleased to report that our book on sign linguistics, Lingwistyka przestrzeni i ruchu [“The Linguistics of Space and Motion”] was one of the top three best-selling books in March on the online bookstore of the University of Warsaw’s Faulty of Polish Studies. The book (in Polish) is still available here. Get your copy while they last!

2nd April 2016 – article in The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia

SAGE Publications in the United States has just released The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia (edited by Genie Gertz and Patrick Boudreault), which includes an article on “Sign Language: Eastern Europe” by Paweł Rutkowski and Mariusz Sak.

24th March 2016 – poetry by Kazimierz Mądry

Today we’d like to draw attention to the works of the deaf-blind poet, comedian, and chess player Kazimierz Mądry. The latest issue of Dłoni i Słowa (the magazine of the Association for the Welfare of the Deaf and Blind, TPG), available to download here, features poems by the artist written in Polish, plus commentary from our own Dr. Paweł Rutkowski.

19th March 2016 – sign linguistics book hits online bookshop

The volume Lingwistyka przestrzeni i ruchu [“The Linguistics of Space and Motion”], consisting of sign-linguistics articles by members of our Section for Sign Linguistics, can be bought on the online bookstore of the Faulty of Polish Studies.

18th March 2016 – Humboldt research scholarship for Prof. Christian Rathmann

We’d like to announce that under a research scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Prof. Christian Rathmann from the University of Hamburg will come to Warsaw to carry out a research project in cooperation with the Section for Sign Linguistics.

17th March 2016 – anniversary publication of the National Science Center

The Polish National Science Center (NCN) has released an electronic version of an anniversary publication profiling prominent grant-winners and their projects. We encourage you to have a look!

10th March 2016 – program on Polish Radio 24

On 10 March 2016, Dr. Paweł Rutkowski was a guest on the show “Czas na naukę” [“Science Time”] broadcast on Polish Radio 24. The conversation was related to the grammar and teaching of Polish Sign Language (PJM) and the neurobiological foundations of sign language communication.

7th March 2016 – program on Polish Radio One

On 7 March 2016, Prof. Zbigniew Błocki (director of Poland’s National Science Center, NCN), Prof. Michał Karoński (chairman of the board of the NCN) and Dr. Paweł Rutkowski were guests on Krzysztof Michalski’s program “Wieczór odkrywców” [“Evening of Discoverers”] on Polish Radio One.

4th March 2016 – anniversary gala of the National Science Center

On 4 March 2016, the National Science Center (NCN) celebrated its five-year anniversary with a gala at Słowacki Theater in Kraków, including a presentation of profiles of 10 scholars who received NCN grants (one of them being our own Dr. Paweł Rutkowski).

4th March 2016 – anniversary gala of the National Science Center

On 4 March 2016, the National Science Center (NCN) celebrated its five-year anniversary with a gala at Słowacki Theater in Kraków, including a presentation of profiles of 10 scholars who received NCN grants (one of them being our own Dr. Paweł Rutkowski).

18th January 2016 – article on science website

An article about the research efforts of our Section for Sign Linguistics has appeared (in Polish) on the website “Czego szuka nauka?” [“What does science seek?”].

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