Workshop Program

WOCAL 10 is fully online, but you must register to view the presentations. (Registration here) Registration is free to participants from Africa, and others on a case-by-case basis. (video coming soon)

SATURDAY • JUNE 5, 2021 • All times in Central European Timezone (GMT +1)
6:00-7:30 pm
Online Reception for registered attendees
MONDAY • JUNE 7, 2021
3:00 pm CET
Plenary: Dorothy Gordon (interpreted in International Sign)
4:00 pm
WORKSHOP OPENING
Session theme: African sign languages in use: across borders and in the home
4:10 pm
Amandine le Maire
Mobilities/Immobilities of deaf people in Kakuma Refugee Camp
4:30 pm
Kidane Admasu
Language Attitude and Language Shift among Youngsters Deaf Ethiopian immigrant in United States
4:50 pm • Question & Answer
5:00 pm
Raika Wolff
ME FINISH BADO – Language Usage and Communication Experiences of Deaf Students of Fr. Ouderaa School in Nyang’oma, Kenya
5:20 pm
Marco Stanley Nyarko
Deaf parenting in rural and urban communities in Ghana: a case study of Adamorobe community and Koforidua
5:40 pm • Question & Answer
Until 7:00 pm • Socializing in Zoom break out rooms
TUESDAY • JUNE 8, 2021
(to be scheduled for Tuesday before workshop: WOCAL Committee on African Sign Languages meeting)
3:00 pm CET
Plenary: Anna Marie Diagne (interpreted in International Sign)
4:00 pm
Daily workshop opening
Session theme: Lexical variation and new methods
4:10 pm
Anne Baker, Andries van Niekerk, and Kate Huddlestone
Studying Lexical Variation In Sign Languages: the Case of South African Sign Language
4:30 pm
Susan Njeyiyana and Kate Huddlestone
Lexical variation and change in a South African Sign Language school-lect
4:50 pm
Tanja Diederich
Variation of lexical signs in sign languages of the Dogon area (Mali): A corpus analysis
5:10 pm • Question & Answer, Discussion about variation
5:30 pm
Manolis Fragkiadakis
Quantifying variation in movement and location: comparing the lexicons of American and Ghanaian Sign Language
5:50 pm
Abdelhadi Soudi, Kristof Van Laerhoven, Elmostafa Bou-Souf
Sign Language Documentation in Emergency Situations and Crisis Zones : a Crowdsourcing Solution
6:10 pm • Question & Answer
Until 7:00 pm • Socializing in Zoom break out rooms
WEDNESDAY • JUNE 9, 2021
3:00 pm CET
Plenary: Ongaye Oda (interpreted in International Sign)
4:00 pm
Daily workshop opening
Session theme: Documentation and language comparisons
4:10 pm
Annie Risler, Alain Gebert
The Dictionary for Seychellois Sign Language: a tool for the preservation, transmission and development of Seychelles’ heritage
4:30 pm
Koumba Richie Tatiana
L’écologie des langues des signes à Libreville
4:50 pm • Question & Answer
5:00 pm
Timothy Mac Hadjah
The history of Ghanaian Sign Language: A linguistic perspective
5:20 pm
Enrico Dolza, Andre Ebouaney, Felicité Majeu Defo
Contrastive analysis between the French Sign Language and the Sign Language used in two Francophone deaf school in Cameroon
5:40 pm • Question & Answer
5:50 pm
N’Jok Aloysius & Atangana Tsala Marcellin
Working Towards Developing and Promoting a National Sign Language in a Challenging Environment
6:00 pm
Meria Yassin, Nelson Sambanya, Levi Bingu
Status of sign language in Malawi
6:10 pm
Fabian Bross
A brief sketch of the sentence structure of Burkina Faso Sign Language (BFSL)
6:20 pm • Question & Answer
Until 7:00 pm • Socializing in Zoom break out rooms
THURSDAY • JUNE 10, 2021
3:00 pm CET
Plenary: Martha Qorro (interpreted in International Sign)
4:00 pm
Daily workshop opening
Session theme: Language origins and language of expression
4:10 pm
Ingeborg Groen
Anger expression in GSL
4:30 pm
Hope E. Morgan, Evans N. Burichani, Jared O. Osome
Lexical intensifiers in Kenyan Sign Language: use, motivation, & etymology
4:50 pm • Question & Answer
5:00 pm
Mariana Martins, Amaré Soares, Marcos de Barros
The incorporation of emblematic gestures in the emerging sign language of Guinea-Bissau
5:20 pm
Nargess Asghari
Iconicity in the Semantic Domain of Animal Terms in Berbey Sign Language (Mali)
5:40 pm • Question & Answer
5:50 pm
Marta Morgado
Mouth movements in the depiction of size and shape: Comparing two village sign languages in West Africa with different time depths
6:10 pm
Steve Parkhurst
The Use of Relational Space in Deaf Song
6:30 pm • Question & Answer
Until 7:00 pm • Socializing in Zoom break out rooms
FRIDAY • JUNE 11, 2021
3:00 pm CET
Plenary: Woinshet Girma (presented International Sign, interpreted in English)
4:00 pm
Daily workshop opening
Session theme 1: African sign languages in the classroom
4:10 pm
Yede Adama Sanogo
Sign Language and quality education for Deaf peoples in relation with the Sustainable Development Goal 4
4:20 pm
Margaret Odhiambo
Sign Language and Deaf Education
4:30 pm
Adelsa Gomes Tavares
Portuguese language learning by deaf students
4:40 pm
Eyasu Tamene, Alemayehu Teferi
“Inclusive Education” a blessing or curse for the Education of the Deaf in Ethiopia?
5:00 pm • Question & Answer; Discussion on deaf education in Africa
Session theme 2: Sentential structure
5:20 pm
Angoua Tano
L’accord spatial des verbes ou agreement verbs dans la Langue des Signes de Bouakako: prospection et esquisse de description
5:40 pm
Amy Palmer, Anne Baker, Kate Huddlestone
Developing a sentence repetition test for the evaluation of deaf children’s use of South African Sign Language
6:00 pm • Question & Answer
6:10 pm • WORKSHOP CLOSING
Until 7:00 pm • Socializing in Zoom break out rooms
SATURDAY • JUNE 12, 2021
3:00 pm – 5:00pm CET
🖐🏾🖐🏻🖐🏼🖐🏽🖐🏿 HANDS! Festival 2021 on African Sign Languages and Deaf Studies 🖐🏿🖐🏼🖐🏾🖐🏿🖐🏽
see more information here

This workshop is supported by funding from AFRICA 2020 and Leids Universiteits Fonds.