Vadim Kimmelman on the relevance of Sign Language

Vadim Kimmelman (UiB) will give a lecture: Why you should be interested in sign languages

Time: Friday April 26, 2019 at 13:30
Place: HF-bygget, rom 372

Abstract: Sign languages have been studied by linguists for the past 50 years. However, probably most of typological and theoretical research in linguistics still ignores sign languages, which is a big mistake. I will discuss some of the topics I worked on to show why sign language data is necessary. I will focus on two theoretical fields (information structure and argument structure), and on two methodological domains (corpora and acceptability judgments).

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