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Victoria Nyst

Senior University Lecturer

Name
Dr. V.A.S. Nyst
Telephone
+31 71 527 2208
E-mail
v.a.s.nyst@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Victoria Nyst is a university lecturer whose research interests include sign language documentation and description, lexicography, linguistic iconicity, and the gesture-sign language interface. She is a member of the Departmental Teaching Committee for the BA Linguistics.

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Research projects

Dissemination

A 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

Organization of international meetings on African sign languages, see:
http://www.africansignlanguages.org/researchrecherche/events/

Wall poem in Sign Language of the Netherlands.   

World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award

3 Humanities scholars receive Special Recognition Award

Teaching activities

Linguistic field methods, Language Typology, Introduction Languages & Cultures of Africa, Culture: Africa (BA Descriptive linguistics & Languages and cultures of Africa, Leiden University, International Studies).
(Occasionally: Sign language documentation, Introduction into sign linguistics, Linguistic iconicity, Sociolinguistics of sign languages, Sign language typology).

Curriculum vitae

Born in Domburg, The Netherlands. Studied African Linguistics at Leiden University, specializing in sign languages.

Degrees held:

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2007 from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with a thesis on an endangered sign language from Ghana, “A descriptive analysis of Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana)”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Anne E. Baker, Prof. Dr. Maarten Mous and Dr. Roland Pfau.
  • M.A. in African Linguistics from the University of Leiden in 1999.

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Senior University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL T&C van Afrika

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 3
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 2.03a

Contact

  • Nyst V.A.S. & Tano A. (2018), Comparing body-part size and shape constructions in village sign languages with co-speech gesture, Sign Language Studies .article in journal
  • Vos C. de & Nyst V.A.S. (2018), The typology and time depth of rural sign languages, Sign Language Studies : 1-8.article in journal
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2016), Hereditary Deafness in a Former Fishing Village on the Dutch Coast, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 21(1): 94-103.article in journal
  • Nyst V. (2016), Size and shape depictions in the manual modality: a taxonomy of iconic devices in Adamorobe Sign Language, Semiotica .article in journal
  • Nyst V. (2016), The depiction of size and shape in iconic gestures accompanying object descriptions in Anyi (Côte d’Ivoire) and in Dutch (The Netherlands), Gesture .article in journal
  • Nyst V. (2015), Sign language fieldwork. In: Orfanidou E., Woll B., Morgan G. (Eds.) Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical Guide. Malden: Wiley Blackwell. 107-122.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2015), The Sign Language Situation in Mali, Sign Language Studies 15(2): 126-150.article in journal
  • Brookes H. & Nyst V.A.S. (2014), Gesture in Sub Saharan Africa. In: Müller C., Fricke E., Cienki A., McNeill D. (Eds.) Body – Language – Communication. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2014), The Significance of African Sign Languages for African Linguistics and Sign Language Studies. In: Orie O. O., Sanders, K. W. (Eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Interfaces in African Languages. Somerville MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 77-81.conference paper
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2013), Sign language fieldwork. In: Orfanidou E., Woll B., Morgan G. (Eds.) Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical Guide. Malden: Wiley Blackwell.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2013), The Significance of African Sign Languages for African Linguistics and Sign Language Studies. In: Orie O. O., Sanders K.W. (Eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Interfaces in African Languages. Somerville, MA, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 77-81.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2012), A Reference Corpus of Adamorobe Sign Language. A digital, annotated video corpus of the sign language used in the village of Adamorobe, Ghana. [other]other
  • Nyst V.A.S., Moustapha M.M. & Sylla K. (2012), Deaf signers in the Dogon, a rural area in Mali. In: Sign languages in village communities: Anthropological and linguistic insights. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2012), Malian Sign Language. In: McGregor W., Hansen J., deClerck G., Lutalo S. (Eds.) The World’s Sign Languages..book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2012), Shared Sign Languages. In: Pfau M., Steinbach M., Woll B. (Eds.) Sign language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 552-574.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S., Magassouba M.M. & Sylla K. (2012), Un Corpus de reference de la Langue des Signes Malienne II. A digital, annotated video corpus of local sign language use in the Dogon area of Mali. [other]other
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2011), Sign languages in Africa. In: Vossen R. (Ed.) Handbook of African Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S., Magassouba M.M. & Sylla K. (2011), Un Corpus de Reference de la Langues des Signes Malienne I. A digital, annotated video corpus of the local sign language used in Bamako and Mopti, Mali. [other]other
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2010), Sign languages in West Africa. In: Brentari D. (Ed.) Sign Languages - A Cambridge language survey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2009), Pointing out Possession in Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana). In: Possessive constructions in Sign Languages. Nijmegen: Ishara Press.book chapter
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2008), Documenting an Endangered Sign Language: Constructing a Corpus of Langue des Signes Malienne (CLaSiMa). In: Proceedings of the LREC 2008..conference paper
  • Nyst V.A.S. (30 March 2007), A descriptive analysis of Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana) (PhD thesis, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam). Utrecht: LOT. Supervisor(s): Baker A.E., Mous Maarten, Pfau R.PhD thesis
  • Nyst V.A.S. (2007), Simultaneous constructions in Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana). In: Vermeerbergen M., Leeson L., Crasborn O.A. (Eds.) Simultaneity in Signed Languages. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins.book chapter
  • Blench R. & Nyst V.A.S. (30 November 2003), An unreported African sign language in Northeast Nigeria. Ogmios Newsletter.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Nyst V.A.S. & Baker A.E. (2003), The phonology of name signs: a comparison between the Sign Languages of Uganda, Mali, Adamorobe and The Netherlands. In: Baker A.E., Bogaerde B. van den, Crasborn O.A. (Eds.) Cross-linguistic perspectives in sign language research. Selected papers from TISLR 2000. Hamburg: Signum. 71-80.conference paper
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