LINGUIST List 28.608

Wed Feb 01 2017

Summer Schools: Summer School in Sign Language Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <yuelinguistlist.org>


Date: 31-Jan-2017
From: Carlo Cecchetto <carlo.cecchetto123gmail.com>
Subject: Summer School in Sign Language Linguistics/Italy
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Host Institution:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/feastconference/home/summer-school/summer-school-2017

Dates: 08-May-2017 - 12-May-2017
Location: Gargnano (Garda Lake), Lombardy, Italy

Focus: This summer school addresses theoretical and experimental issues in sign language linguistics including research in the domains of the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of sign languages.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Special Qualifications: The summer school is open to master students, graduate students and junior researchers who (i) already have familiarity with sign language research but are not trained in formal linguistics or (ii) are trained in formal linguistics but are not yet familiar with sign language linguistics. In order for the two groups of students to work fruitfully together in the classroom, a list of preparatory readings will be provided before the summer school starts.

Description:
The summer school will take place at the scenic setting of Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano (Garda Lake, Italy) from May 8-12, 2017.

Recommended Education Level: BA

The languages of the Summer School will be English and ASL/IS. Interpreting between ASL/IS and English will be provided.

The Summer School is the training school of the project “The Sign Hub: Preserving, Researching and Fostering the Linguistic, Historical and Cultural Heritage of European Deaf Signing Communities with an Integral Resource” (2016-2020). For information about this project visit: sign-hub.eu.

It is partly funded by the Labex EFL Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, a network of Linguistic labs based in the Paris area, and is hosted in the Gargnano facilities of the University of Milan (Department of Philosophy).

Courses:

Carlo Geraci (CNRS-Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
Sign Language Phonology

Carlo Cecchetto (CNRS-Paris 8 & University of Milan-Bicocca)
Sign Language Syntax

Annika Herrmann (University of Hamburg)
Information structure in sign languages

Each class will meet daily (from Monday to Thursday) for about two hours. Each instructor will be available for individual meetings after the class.

Additional Activities (Others Will Be Added):

Mirko Santoro (CNRS-Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
Capacity building training session for early stage Deaf researchers in sign linguistics

Sara Trovato (University of Milan-Bicocca)
How to effectively support the right to sign languages [Evening lecture]

Josep Quer (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University) & Markus Steinbach (University of Göttingen)
The Sign-Hub project in the sign language research landscape
Tuition: 0 USD
Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 24-Feb-2017
Bursaries will cover the cost of accommodation and meals during the stay in Gargnano. There is no tuition fee.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Applicants should submit a CV, a short letter of intent, and the name of a referee. The applicant should communicate his/her deaf/hearing status and whether he/she would like to apply for a bursary.

Registration: 31-Jan-2017 to 24-Feb-2017
Contact Person: Carlo Cecchetto
                Email: sign.hubsummerschool2017gmail.com

Apply by Email: sign.hubsummerschool2017gmail.com

Registration Instructions:
Applicants should submit a CV, a short letter of intent, and the name of a referee. The applicant should communicate his/her deaf/hearing status and whether he/she would like to apply for a bursary.

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