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International Workshop on African Sign Languages

Thursday 24 July 2014 - Saturday 26 July 2014
Université Felix Houphouet-Boigny
Cocody section -
- Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The first International Scientific workshop on sign languages - partly organized by LUCL and Endangered Language Documentation Programme - will be held at Felix Houphouet-Boigny University in Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) from Thursday 24 July to Saturday 26 July 2014

Sign languages, deaf communities in Africa and Cote d'Ivoire: What perspectives?

This workshop will be dealing with the following topics:

  • Sign language linguistics
  • Sign languages documentation
  • Interpreter training
  • Deaf education
  • Empowerment of the deaf community

The second day of the workshop will be ''day of training''. Some deaf participants will be trained in recording video, software annotation ELAN and the creation of an online dictionary for Langue des Signes de Côte d’Ivoire

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