ASL Workshop: "Building Connections with ASL Corpora"

Mar 6, 2020 at - | Location: Fisher-Bennett Hall 231

Jami Fisher, Julie Hochgesang (Gallaudet) and Meredith Tamminga are delighted to be hosting an ILST-funded workshop called "Building Connections with ASL Corpora" at Penn on *Friday, March 6th*. The workshop will include a morning session of talks from our invited sign language linguists and ourselves, aimed at the Penn language science community. 

The talk session will feature invited and local sign language researchers and will be followed by a pizza lunch. The location, schedule, and talk titles are below. The presentations will be given in a mix of ASL and English and will also be interpreted.

This event is open to the public, with no advance registration necessary. Thanks to MindCORE’s Integrated Language Sciences and Technology (ILST) initiative for supporting the workshop!


Building Connections with ASL Corpora: Talk session


Date & Time

Friday, March 6th, 10 am - 12:30 pm



Fisher-Bennett Hall 231

University of Pennsylvania



10 am   Opening Remarks - Jami Fisher (Penn)

10:10-10:35 am  Gallaudet University Documentation of ASL - Emily Shaw (Gallaudet)

10:35-11 am  Preliminary Observations on Dominance Reversal in Philadelphia ASL - Jami Fisher (Penn) & Meredith Tamminga (Penn)

11-11:10  Coffee break

11:10-11:35 Documenting Individual Variation in ASL (DIVA) Joseph Hill (NTID/RIT) & Corinne Occhino, (NTID/RIT)

11:35-12 The ASL Signbank - Julie Hochgesang (Gallaudet)

12-12:30 Pizza lunch


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