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Angoua Tano

Guest Researcher

Name
Dr. A.J.J. Tano
Telephone
+31 71 527 2125
E-mail
a.j.j.tano@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Contact

Phone: (+225) 47 49 61 08
E-mail: angouatano@gmail.com

Research

Research projects

Jun 2017-Jun 2019: Research assistant in Dr. Victoria Nyst project: ''Language socialization in deaf families in Africa'', Leiden University, Université de Leiden, Centre for Linguistics.

Since June 2017: Data collector and consultant in the project "Français Populaire d’Abidjan" directed by Dr. Doetjes and Dr. Nyst, Leiden University (Netherlands).

September-December 2014: Research assistant in Dr. Victoria Nyst project "NWO, VENI Project: The role of hearing signers in the use of iconic structures in sign languages." Leiden University, (Netherlands).

2011-2014: ELDP Grant for the project ‘Documentation and description of Langues des Signes de Côte d'Ivoire (LSCI)’.

2010-2011: ELF Grant for the project ‘Documentation of Langues des Signes de Côte d'Ivoire (LSCI)’.

November-December 2009: Research assistant in Dr. Victoria Nyst project on "Documentation de la Langue des Signes Malienne, LaSiMa". Bamako (Mali).

Dissemination

webportal for African Sign Language presenting the corpora of four African sign languages developed at the University of Leiden and brings together general information on African sign languages: www.africansignlanguages.org.

An e-group discussing issues related to Deaf Studies in Africa: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DeafStudies-Africa/info.

Initiator and main organizer of the 1st Conference on African sign languages, 24-26 July 2014, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/sl-cotedivoire.

Scientific collaborations

  • Member of Sign Language Linguistics Society: SLLS
  • Member of Laboratoire de Description de Didactique et de Dynamique des Langues en Côte d’Ivoire (L3DLCI)
  • Member of Africa Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden
  • Member of referees in Côte d’Ivoire for the project "Transmission des savoirs et appropriation numérique pour les générations africaines" (TSANGA) initiated by Lorraine University (Nancy) researchers in collaboration with their colleagues of some sub-saharan Universities.
  • Data collector and consultant in the project "Français Populaire d’Abidjan" directed by Dr. Doetjes and Dr. Nyst, Leiden University (Netherlands).

Fields of interest

My research interests are sign language endangerment, documentation and also description.

Teaching activities

  • Lecturer of the course "Langues des Signes" for the State Diploma of Social workers in National Institute of Social Training (INFS); Lecturer of the course "Cours d'initiation à Linguistique des langues des signes", Licence II and III of Linguistic, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire); Lecturer of the course "Documentation des Langues des Signes" for Master II Linguistic, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).
  • Trainee supervisor of a Special education master student on the topic "Construction de phrases simples, moyen d'amélioration des résultats scolaires du collegien sourd", High School Mitterrand, Yopougon Camp Militaire, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).
  • Co-supervisor of a student in Master on the topic" De l'ASL d'Amérique à L'ASL de Côte d'Ivoire : une étude comparative du lexique.", Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Hiré, Còte d'Ivoire. Studied general linguistics at University Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Còte d'Ivoire. Now specializing in sign languages. 

Degrees held:

  • Postgraduate diploma in Linguistics in 2009 from University Felix Houphouet-Boigny
  • MA in Linguistics in 2008 from University Felix Houphouet-Boigny
  • BA in Linguistics from University Felix Houphouet-Boigny in 2008

Grants and awards

2011-2014: ELDP Grant for the project ‘Documentation and description of Langues des Signes de Côte d'Ivoire (LSCI)’.

2010-2011: ELF Grant for the project ‘Documentation of Langues des Signes de Côte d'Ivoire
(LSCI)’.

Publications

Angoua Tano. Stratégies d’expressions et connotations liées à la notion de couleur dans une langue dessignes émergente: la Langue des Signes de Bouakako-Côte d’Ivoire. Submitted in Afrikanistik-Agyptologie-Online.

Angoua Tano et Victoria Nyst (2018). Tracing the emergence of Size and Shape Specifiers: body-part SASS signs in a young and an old village sign language. To appear in Sign Language Studies, Special Issue Fall 2018.

Angoua Tano (2016). Etude d'une langue des signes émergente de Côte d'Ivoire: l'exemple de la Langue des Signes de Bouakako (LaSiBo). Thèse de Doctorat, Université de Leiden, LOT.

Angoua Tano (2016). Etude d'une langue des signes émergente de Côte d'Ivoire: l'exemple de la Langue des Signes de Bouakako (LaSiBo), Summary. Sign Language et Linguistics, 20(1), 146- 155.

Other output

Angoua Tano (2014). Dictionary LSCI WikiSign: http://lsci.wikisign.org/wiki/Wikisign:Accueil

Angoua Tano (2014). Un corpus de référence de la Langue des Signes de Bouakako (LaSiBo). Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Universiteit Leiden: ttp://www.africansignlanguages.org/downloads/ivory-coast-sign-language-corpus/.

Angoua Tano (2013). Documentation and description of Langue des Signes de Côte d'Ivoire (LSCI). ELDP-SOAS London: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI551612

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