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Adam Schembri webinar

15th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this presentation, Adam will discuss the British Sign Language Corpus Project, and a number of studies of variation and change in BSL that have been conducted in the last five years by members of the BSL Corpus team. In particular, he will discuss the results of studies on variation and change in 41 items of BSL vocabulary, on the use of mouthing and fingerspelling, and on lexical accommodation in deaf signers. The relevance of these findings to sign language interpreting practice will also be highlighted.

Learning outcomes:
*Explain the importance of the BSL Corpus for both theoretical and applied linguistics
*Understand lexical variation and change in BSL
*Understand the nature of accommodation in the deaf community
*Explain the relevance of the BSL Corpus team’s studies for BSL/English interpreting
To receive a link to join this webinar please email training@asli.org.uk
A BSL-English interpreter can be provided for this event. Please make your request 2 weeks in advance by email to training@asli.org.uk


15th May 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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