Are gestures and signs two very different things or are they actually similar, or even the same thing? This presentation explores different possible answers to this question, including academic perspectives and the local perspectives of deaf people in India. India is a country where hearing people gesture a lot, and the lines between gesture and sign become blurry. This is reflected in Indian deaf people’s perspectives on gesture versus sign.
Our next EdSign Lecture is at the end of the month.
Gesture vs sign: are they really that different?
by Annelies Kusters
Tuesday 30th January
6:30pm – 8pm
Paterson’s Land, room LG34
Moray House, School of Education,
University of Edinburgh
The EdSign Lecture Series is a collaboration between Heriot-Watt University, The University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University, and members of the deaf/signing community. We provide regular public lectures about sign languages and Deaf Studies.
BSL/English interpretation will be provided. We are grateful to the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) and to Heriot-Watt University for sponsoring the interpreters.
This lecture will be live-streamed.
The live-stream URL will be set up nearer the time.
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