Month: April 2017


Oi! Tudo bem? Tudo bom!

I am in Brazil for presentations and research with colleague Ronice Quadros.
First, I have a presentation at UFAL in Maceió, where I am visiting the northeast of Brazil for my first time. Next week, I will give a presentation at UFSC, and Ronice and I will work on our various projects. Before I leave I will stop by São Paulo for one more presentation. It will be a very productive visit.

Virtual Center for Applied Sign Linguistics

Last week I attended a meeting designed to found a Virtual Center for Applied Sign Linguistics. This group (led by Beppie van den Bogaerde, Lorraine Leeson, and Tobias Haug) has the following draft mission statement:

VCASL works to bridge the gap between sign language research and practice. It supports the use of sign languages among deaf people and in society. VCASL is a central resource in the applications of research in sign language use to family life, pedagogy, interpreting, acquisition, and the arts.

It was a productive cooperative venture and I hope that some good resource-sharing and other results will be seen. I’ll share here when such activities develop!