WOCAL-6

World Congress of African Linguistics- 6

Workshop on Sign Languages

in Africa during WOCAL-6

August 18, 2009 - Cologne, Germany

 
       
 

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Program African SL workshop WOCAL 6

Monday, August 17th,  2009
18:00 – 20:00   Workshop International Sign - at the Institute for African Studies    
20:30 - ?            Informal Reception (for 10 Euros) - Location TBA

                          Light refreshments with some wines, juices, soft drinks and Kölch.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
9:00 – 10:00    Sam Lutalo  -  Plenary Session: Keynote address 2   -  "The importance of Deaf involvement in African sign language research"   
10:00 – 10:30   Break

Session 1: Location TBA
Methodology & Applications      Chair: Rezenet Moges           
10:30 – 11:00   Kamei -  DVD dictionary of Langue des Signes d’Afrique Francophone:
Descriptive study of Creole ASL in French-speaking Africa      
11:00 – 11:30   Nyst & Magassouba  -   Constructing corpora of African sign languages – an example from Mali  
11:30 – 12:00   Gilchrist & Nyst  -   Demonstration on using the software, ELAN     
12:00 – 12:30   Tamene -  BA program Ethiopian Sign Language and Deaf Culture at AAU     
12:30 – 14:00   Lunch break

Session 2: Location TBA
Theoretical issues      Chair: Henry Muzale            
14:00 – 14:30   Vermeerbergen  -   South African signers come in many different forms     
14:30 – 15:00   Hopkins  -  Social network theory as a predictor of sign language boundaries       
15:00 – 15:30   Morgan  -  The role of non-dominant hand in Kenyan sign language  
15:30 – 16:00   Adone & Bauer -  Argument structure in emergent sign languages  
16:00 – 16:30   Break

Session 3: Location TBA
Country reports       Chair: Eyasu Tamene            
16:30 – 17:00   Moges  -  Dichotomy in the community of Deaf Eritreans   
17:00 – 17:30   Gilchrist (Shane), Otieno, Namasaka  - Standardisation in Kenyan Sign Language Led by Deaf Teachers   
17:30 – 18:00   Boison -  Patterns of sign language use in Ghana and future objectives   
18:00 – 18:30  Muzale  -  The Challenges of sign language Standardization – Lugha ya Alama ya Tanzania

 

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 (International Signs interpreters available only)
9:30 – 11:30
    Wrap-up Session  -  at the Institute of African Studies




  

 
           

     

Photo Credit: Eyasu Tamene; the photo was taken at the past conference, WOCAL-5. Special Thanks to Eritrean National Association for the Deaf for the web-hosting space.