Tribute to Cyril Courtin (Paris, December 9, 2011)



The UMR 7023 SFL (University of Paris 8/ CNRS) and the National Institute for the Young Deaf (INJS) in Paris announce a workshop dedicated to the works of Cyril Courtin, CNRS Researcher who went missing in December 2010. The workshop will take place on Friday, December 9, 2011, at the University of Paris 8 (Amphi X).

The morning session will be interpreted from English to LSF and vice versa; the afternoon session will be interpreted from French to LSF and vice versa.


9h Reception

9h30 Frédéric Pellion (INJS) & Brigitte Garcia (UMR SFL Paris 8 & CNRS)


9h45 (English-LSF) Marc Marschark (National Institute for the Deaf – Rochester)

Theory of Mind before there was Theory of Mind

10h45 (English-LSF) Gary Morgan (DCAL – London)

How deaf children learn to understand other’s minds

11h30 (English-LSF) Bencie Woll (DCAL- Londres) & Fanny Limousin (UMR SFL Paris 8 et CNRS)

Collaborating with Cyril Courtin on adaptating the BSL Receptive Skills Test to LSF

12h30-14h30 Lunch break

14h30 (French-LSF) Benoît Drion (médecin, coordinateur du réseau Sourds et Santé du Nord-Pas de Calais) & Laurence Meurant (FNRS-Université de Namur)

Projet Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique “Transposition du Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) en Langue des Signes (le MMS-LS)”

15h15 (French-LSF)Christian Cuxac (UMR SFL Paris 8 & CNRS)

La thèse de Cyril Courtin (1998) : un apport considérable

16h Discussion (French-LSF)

16h30 Closing

Registration for the workshop is free, but obligatory. To register, please send an e-mail (with your name and affiliation) to

Map of the university and directions can be found at the university site:

The workshop will be followed by an event (conference and personal accounts) jointly organised by the UMR 7023 SFL (University of Paris 8 ) and the French National Federation of the Deaf (FNSF). The event will be held at the Cité des Sciences de la Villette (Auditorium). Entry is free.

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