You are all welcome to attend the International Workshop on African Sign Languages at Felix Houphouet-Boigny University in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) from Thursday 24 July to Saturday 26 July 2014. The aim of this colloquium is to create awareness about the importance of sign language facilities for the emancipation of deaf people in society and the importance of the linguistic study of sign languages in this. This colloquium brings together deaf and hearing participants from various countries in Africa and Europe to share their expertise in these areas. The colloquium will encompass presentations on linguistic studies on African sign languages and their application in teaching and interpretation. The colloquium will also have a practical component, training and collaborating with participants to make a start with online dictionaries using open access software. In addition, training will be provided in filming and video annotation (ELAN), two skills that are central to sign language research. Participation is free, but please send an email if you would like to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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