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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…


Junto Ohki, Rolex Young Laureate, 2016

Junto Ohki, Rolex Young Laureate, 2016

TOKYO, JAPAN There are 70 million people in the world who use sign languages. They think in sign language. Whatever they visualise, they don’t always remember the equivalent word. So in most cases, they cannot get information they need immediately. Read more…


PopLanguage: ASL (American Sign Language) [CC]

PopLanguage: ASL (American Sign Language) [CC]

American Sign Language, also known as ASL is a language used by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities in America and English-speaking Canada There are about 500,000 native speakers of ASL And there may be several million more who 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…


WIKITONGUES: Jarvis signing Kenyan Sign Language

WIKITONGUES: Jarvis signing Kenyan Sign Language

Hello, my name is Jarvis This is my sign name I’m from Kenya, in Africa So..what’s the name of this place? I’m in the capital city, called Nairobi That’s how we sign “Nairobi” I live here; I’m Deaf. I grew Read more…


WIKITONGUES: Eetu signing Finnish Sign Language

WIKITONGUES: Eetu signing Finnish Sign Language

I am explaining about where I work, VIPARO. Viparo is a unique interpreting company in Finland, because Viparo was the first interpreting company which was founded privately by a deaf individual. It was founded on the 26th of January 2006. 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 – 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…