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36: Villages, gifs, and children: Signed languages in real world contexts with Lynn Hou

36: Villages, gifs, and children: Signed languages in real world contexts with Lynn Hou

[Music] G: Welcome to Lingthusiasm, a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics! I’m Gretchen McCulloch. I’m here with Dr Lynn Hou, who’s an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a signer of American Sign Language. Read more…


Nicaraguan Sign Language Teacher Presentation

Nicaraguan Sign Language Teacher Presentation

Good morning! My name is Cindell, and my sign is this. I work here in Los Pipitos of San Ramón. I do the very important job of teaching Nicaraguan Sign Language to deaf children. What I like about my job Read more…


Sign Languages and the Mind: Their History, Science and Power, Part 1

Sign Languages and the Mind: Their History, Science and Power, Part 1

– So hello, welcome. My name is Raffaella Zanuttini. I’m a faculty member here in the Linguistics Department. When I started planning this event with the help of some of our students, I had two goals in mind. I thought Read more…


Sign Languages and the Mind: Their History, Science and Power, Part 2

Sign Languages and the Mind: Their History, Science and Power, Part 2

– Okay, I’m Steve Anderson. I was previously the Chair of the Linguistics Department at Yale, which will turn out to be relevant. It’s my pleasure to introduce Gerald Shea. Gerry is not either a linguist or a psychologist and Read more…


Nicaraguan Sign Language: Past to Present

Nicaraguan Sign Language: Past to Present

For a deaf child entering the community today it’s a completely different experience. That first generation they were language-less and they had to figure out on their own how to communicate with each other and yet a child today there’s Read more…


Nicaraguan Sign Language – Language Stories: Episode 11║Lindsay Does Languages Video

Nicaraguan Sign Language – Language Stories: Episode 11║Lindsay Does Languages Video

If you raise a child in isolation, would a language emerge? To make the experiment fair, you’re gonna have to nurture him in every way that you’d normally nurture a child but one. The one being we’re gonna deny him Read more…