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PREVIOUS SYMPOSIUM (2009)

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International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE
Lancashire
United Kingdom

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Committee Members:

GoedeleDr. Goedele De Clerck, University of Central Lancashire/Ghent University:
Dr. Goedele De Clerck is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation–Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University, Belgium. Since 2009, she has been working with the Cameroonian Deaf community on a research study on the development of Cameroon Sign Language and the Cameroonian deaf community. Goedele is applying different scientific disciplines, including Deaf Studies, Anthropology, Applied Sign Linguistics, Deaf Education, to documentation of cultural and linguistic practices of deaf communities. Her current research project focuses on emancipation processes in deaf communities around the world.

 

Sam Lutalo-kiingi, University of Central Lancashire:
Sam picSam Lutalo-Kiingi is Deaf and was born in Uganda. He is currently undertaking a PhD project on the linguistics of Ugandan Sign Language (USL) at the International Institute for Sign Language and Deaf Studies (iSLanDS) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), which he is due to complete in September 2011. Sam is a sign language lecturer at Kyambogo University in Uganda, and is fluent in seven national sign languages and International Sign. He has coordinated development projects in Africa and taught several different sign languages in Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania and the UK. Sam has served for 5 years on the Sign Language Expert Committee for the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in Finland. He was the keynote speaker at the 2009 World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL6) in Cologne, Germany. Sam is the first member of Uganda’s Deaf community to study for a PhD, and the first Deaf African to undertake a PhD in linguistics.

Dr. Gratien Gualbert Atindogbe, University of Buea:
Gratien picGratien G. Atindogbé, Lecturer at the University of Buea, obtains a PhD in African Linguistics from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) in 1996. His interests cover descriptive linguistics, documentation of endangered languages, historical linguistics (Bantu), tonology, Cameroon Pidgin English, intercultural communication, French sociolinguistics and Cameroon Sign Language (CSL).

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nyst

Dr. Victoria Nyst, Leiden University:
Victoria Nyst is a post-doctoral fellow in the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Her main research interests are in sign language endangerment, documentation and description, and community based field linguistics, with a focus on Adamorobe Sign Language (from Ghana) and the sign languages of West Africa.

 

 

Rezenet Moges, California State University, Long Beach:
Rezenet Moges signing "ERITREA"

American-born Rezenet Moges comes from an immigrant family of Eritrea. Currently, she works as an Archaeologist and Graphics Director for a female-owned private firm. She has a BFA in Illustration and got her MA in Linguistic Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach. Her main research interests encompass language ideology, sign language contact and language and gender. In addition, she is an avid art enthusiast and developed this website for Sign Language Workshop of WOCAL-7. She recently was a TEDxIslay.com speaker of 2011, talking about her MA study.

 
     
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