Call for corpus research participants

We would like to encourage all interested Deaf users of PJM to take part in our corpus research. The participation form (in Polish) can be found here.

25th July 2017 – conference in Birmingham

On 24 July, one of the plenary sessions at the international workshop entitled "Corpus-based approaches to sign language linguistics: Into the second decade" was a paper entitled "Lexical frequency in Polish Sign Language: A corpus-based study" (by Piotr Mostowski, Joanna Filipczak, Anna Kuder and Paweł Rutkowski). It presented the latest observations concerning the frequency of occurrence of individual PJM signs in the PJM corpus. Interestingly, during the workshop it became clear that the size of the PJM corpus being developed by the Section for Sign Linguistics at the University of Warsaw recently caught up to that of the world’s largest sign language corpus, the DGS corpus developed in Hamburg. The two corpora now each have 425 000 annotated signs.

These workshops dealing with sign languages (involving leading specialists in the field of corpus linguistics) are part of the 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference taking place in Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

16th May 2016 – Prof. Karen Emmorey in Warsaw

On 15 May 2016 we held a first meeting involving Professor Karen Emmorey from San Diego State University and members of the Laboratory of Brain Imaging (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences) and the Sign Language Section. We talked about PJM-related projects underway at the University of Warsaw – the corpus, dictionary, and school textbook adaptations we are working on.

2nd November, 2015 – article on the negation in Polish Sign Language

It is our pleasure to inform that in the volume “Methodologies in linguistics. From dialectology to dialectic.” (in : Łódzkie Studia z Językoznawstwa Angielskiego i Ogólnego, nr 4, red. Piotr Stalmaszczyk, Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego) appeared an article by PLM researchers.

28th July, 2015 – film on the Section for Sign Linguistics

Enjoy the film on research of Paweł Rutkowski (PhD) and our Section’s team.

It has been directed by the Foundation for Polish Science, the organiser of START, FOCUS, MENTORING, and INTER programmes of which Rutkowski is a laureate.

16th June, 2015 – article about PLM section on wyborcza.pl website

We are glad to invite you to listen to an interview with Paweł Rutkowski (PhD) which appeared on wyborcza.pl website. The topic is Polish Sign Language Corpus project.

27th March, 2015 – the end of professor Trevor Johnston’s visit

On 27th March the one-month stay of Trevor Johnston (a professor of sign linguistics at Linguistic Department of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia) at Section for Sign Linguistics has come to an end. The visit of professor Johnston was concerned with the realization of the grant “Multilevel linguistic annotation of PJM corpus” funded from the National Programme for Human Sciences Development.

March, 2015 - professor Trevor Johnston in Warsaw

Trevor Johnston – a professor of sign linguistics at the Linguistic Department of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia– is presently on his one-month trip to Poland as a part of the project “Multilevel linguistic annotation of PJM corpus” funded from the National Programme for Human Sciences Development.

February, 2015 – works on Corpus Dictionary of PJM

The further works on the first dictionary of the Polish Sign Language based entirely on the source material derived from PJM’s corpus continue. The dictionary is financially supported by the National Science Centre as a part of the project “Iconicity in grammar and lexis of PJM”.

Multilevel linguistic annotation of PJM Corpus

"Multilevel linguistic annotation of Polish Sign Language (PJM)" - project funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as a part of the National Programme for Human Sciences Development.

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.

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

27-29 October 2013 - conference in Barcelona

On October 27-29, 2013, the University of Barcelona, Spain, hosted the "4th World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership". It featured a poster entitled "The corpus based approach in teaching Polish Sign Language as a foreign language", presented by Piotr Mostowski.

30 September, 2013 – article on PLM in “The University of Warsaw” magazine

An article on PJM’s corpus being construed by our Section appeared in the newest issue of “The University of Warsaw” magazine (issue 5, October 2013 ).

17-19 June, 2013 r. - corpus workshops

From 17th to 19th, June at the University of Warsaw a workshop “The role of corpora in sign communication research: interdisciplinary approach” took place. It was organized by Section for Sign Linguistics in cooperation with Foundation for Polish Science.

6-8 June, 2013 - OLINCO conference

On 6-8 June 2013, members of SSL (Joanna Filipczak i Piotr Mostowski) presented a poster entitled "Corpus-based Research on Three-dimensional Grammar" at the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (OLINCO).


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