MultiLing seminar on sign language and interpreting
MultiLing, in partnership with NTNU, welcomes you to a seminar focused on signed language linguistics and interpreting research.
The seminar will be held in English, American Sign Language, and Norwegian Sign Language.
On June 4 and 5 there will be a seminar on sign language, organized by Janne Bondi Johannessen, professor at MultiLing and the Norwegian leader of the project Linguistic Capacity Building in Ethiopia, and Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen, sign language interpreter and PhD-candidate at MultiLing, as well as Rolf Piene Halvorsen and Lindsay Ferrara, both at NTNU.
There will be talks by four PhD candidates in sign language, who are on a research stay from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, by PhD candidates from OsloMet, and by the Norwegian supervisors at NTNU. All talks and discussions will be interpreted to and from American sign language and English, by interpreters especially flown in from England for the occasion. The talks will give the audience much new knowledge about various aspects of Ethiopian Sign Language as well as about the research of the other speakers.
Monday, June 4th
13.00–13.15 Opening and welcome
13.15–14.00 Rolf Piene Halvorsen, NBHP and NTNU
Blink, indexing and direction, making a story different in Norwegian Sign Language
14.15–14.45 Camilla Sandrud, Nord University
The good interpreter: Deaf women's perspectives on GP consultations with interpreters. A qualitative study on health, sign language, interpretation and education.
15.00–15.30 Abey Tesfaye, Addis Ababa University
Demands presented in Ethiopian Sign Language interpreting
15.45–16.15 Jessica Hansen, UiO
Now you see it, now you don’t: Choosing perspectives for video recording video-mediated interpreted hospital interaction
16.30–17.00 Discussion and summary of the day
Tuesday, June 5th
9.00–9.15 Opening and welcome
9.15–9.45 Pawlos Kassu, Addis Ababa University
Is aspect marking process in sign languages inflectional, derivational, or gestural? The case of Ethiopian Sign Language
10.00–10.30 Vibeke Bø, OsloMet
Interpreting depiction: A cognitive-functional approach
10.45–11.15 Adargachew Deneke Demissie, Addis Ababa University
Basic handshapes in Ethiopian Sign Language
11.30–12.00 Woinshet Girma, Addis Abba University
Polysemy of Ethiopian Sign Language
13.15–14.00 Benjamin Anible, HVL (with Lynn Hou and Ryan Lepic)
When looks count: The function and distribution of look-at in American Sign Language
14.15–14.45 Kristian Skedsmo, OsloMet
Other-initiated repair in Norwegian Sign Language conversation
15.00–16.00 Discussion and summary of the day