LINGUIST List 29.563

Fri Feb 02 2018

Summer Schools: SIGN-HUB and CNRS Summer School in Sign Language Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 02-Feb-2018
From: Carlo Cecchetto <>
Subject: SIGN-HUB and CNRS Summer School in Sign Language Linguistics
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Host Institution:

Dates: 11-Jun-2018 - 15-Jun-2018
Location: Como, Lombardy, Italy

Focus: The SIGN-HUB and CNRS Summer School addresses theoretical and experimental issues in sign language linguistics, sign language assessment and Deaf history. 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. The summer school will take place at the scenic setting of Villa Grumello in Como (Italy). The languages of the Summer School will be English and ASL/IS. Interpreting between ASL/IS and English will be provided. This 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: The SIGN-HUB Summer School is partly funded by CNRS
Minimum Education Level: BA


Diane Brenati (University of Chicago)
Formal approaches to sign language linguistics

Yann Cantin (CNRS-Paris 8)
Issues in Deaf History

Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
(Sign) language impairments and assessment

Each class will meet daily (from Monday to Friday) for about two hours.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Tuition: 0 EUR
Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 24-Feb-2018
We expect about 15 bursaries to be available to cover the cost of lodging at Villa Grumello facilities. Under equal conditions, priority will be given to young Deaf researchers. The cost for lunch and coffee breaks, which will be served in Villa Grumello, is 30 EURO daily. This sum is due also by students with bursaries. A limited number of non-financially supported students will be admitted to the school as well (non-financially supported students do not pay tuition fee either).

Financial Aid Instructions:

Registration: 01-Feb-2018 to 24-Feb-2018
Contact Person: Carlo Cecchetto

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Applicants should submit a CV and a short letter of intent with 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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