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9th December 2014 – doctoral defence of Małgorzata Czajkowska-Kisil

We are glad to inform that on 9th December, 2014 Małgorzata Czajkowska-Kisil from our Section has defended her doctoral dissertation "Grammatical description of Polish Sign Language " prepared at the Polish Philology Department under the supervision of professor Marek Świdziński PhD.

3rd November, 2014 – broadcast at TOK FM radio

On the 3rd November, 2014 Paweł Rutkowski has been a guest at Hanna Zielińska’s TOK FM radio broadcast. The topic of the talk-show was Deaf as the biggest language minority in Poland.

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27th September, 2014 – honorary speech in Budapest

On the 27th September, 2014 Paweł Rutkowski has delivered an honorary speech entitled “Polish sign language. About the communication of Polish deaf” at Loránda Eötvösa (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem) University in Budapest, Hungary by invitation of Polonia Nova association.

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From 22nd -23rd September, 2014 - PTJ conference in Krakow

From 22nd-23rd September, 2014 the 72nd congress entitled "Continuity and change in language and linguistics” organised by Polskie Towarzystwo Językoznawcze took place at Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

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From 18th -19th September, 2014 – lexicography conference

From 18th -19th September, 2014 at University of Warsaw the 5th conference Glosa for leksykografia took place. The paper regarding works on PJM dictionary held by our Section has been presented.

From 25th -29th August, 2014 – conference in Prague

From 25th -29th August, 2014 summer school and a conference Current Issues in Sign Language Linguistics – Current Issues in Sign Language Linguistics – CISL 2014 in which our Section members participated took place at Charles University in Prague.

1st August, 2014 - adaptation of the „Our ABC” textbook for pupils with special educational needs

Under commission of Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej Section for Sign Linguistics has developed the adaptation of the first part of „Our ABC” textbook for pupils with special educational needs, including deaf children who use PJM. All the texts in „Our ABC” have been rendered in PJM and incorporated into dedicated multimedia app attached to the textbook in the form of DVD disc.

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From 15th -19th July, 2014 – EURALEX congress

At the 16th meeting of EURALEX International Congress held from 15th -19th July, 2014 in Bolzano, Italy the members of our Section has presented the paper "Corpus-based Dictionary of Polish Sign Language (PJM)" produced by Jadwiga Linde-Usiekniewicz, Małgorzata Czajkowska-Kisil, Joanna Łacheta, and Paweł Rutkowski.

From 20th-23rd June, 2014 – RaAM conference

From 20th -23rd June, 2014 at Univercity of Cagliari in Italy the 10th edition of RaAM - Researching and Applying Metaphor conference entitled "Metaphor in communication, science and education" has been held. During the meeting the speech "The iconicity of the time-line metaphor in Polish Sign Language (PJM): A corpus-based study" has been delivered.

From 9th -10th June, 2014 – FEAST conference

In the course of this year’s FEAST - Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory conference which took place from 9th -10th June, 2014 at The University of Venice in Italy a speech on PJM research has been presented.

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From 5th -7th June, 2014 - OLINCO conference

From 5th-7th June, 2014 the members of our Section took part in Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium – OLINCO conference which was organised by Palacký University Olomouc in Ołomuniec, Czech Republic.

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7th April, 2014 - NPRH grant for Rutkowski

We have the pleasure to inform that Paweł Rutowski has been awarded a grant for the years 2014-2019 as the result of Narodowy Program Rozwoju Humanistyki’s last contest

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20th March, 2014 - "Education of the Deaf”

On 20th March at ombudsman’s head office a conference dedicated to education of the Deaf organised by Polish Association of the Deaf and the ombudsman office has taken place. Among the lecturers there were our Section members.

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10th-14th March, 2014 – Dutch Sign Language researchers visit in PLM

From 10th to 14th March, 2014 our Section (PLM) is hosting Jette H. Kristoffersen and Thomas Troelsgårda – Dutch Sign Language (DTS) researchers who cooperate with ou Section (PLM) in COST enterprise.

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10th March, 2014 – 6th Brain’s Week

On 10th March, 2014 Paweł Rutkowski has lectured a speech “Signing brain” as a part of 6th Brain’s Week which took place in Poznań.

3rd February, 2014 - TOK FM radio programme

On 3rd February, 2014 Paweł Rutkowski has been a guest on Cezary Łasiczka’s TOK FM programme. Sign language has been the topic of the meeting.

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