MobileDeaf has a weekly film discussion group, with the aim to reflect on what kind of films we want to create. Lately we have been watching ethnographic films on multilingualism, analysing how multilingualism is portrayed in images and subtitles.

MobileDeaf has a weekly film discussion group, with the aim to reflect on what kind of films we want to create. Lately we have been watching ethnographic films on multilingualism, analysing how multilingualism is portrayed in images and subtitles.


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Last week, Annelies and Erin gave presentations at the University of Leuven, about their work in India and Cambodia, analysing language ideologies that do or dont separate gesture and sign, and how language ideologies inform projects of language documentation/coinage. Photo courtesy: Isabelle Heyerick

Last week, Annelies and Erin gave presentations at the University of Leuven, about their work in India and Cambodia, analysing language ideologies that do or dont separate gesture and sign, and how language ideologies inform projects of language docume…


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We also did a workshop on IS, gathering perspectives about IS in South-America, the role of contact with Europeans, the specific styles of IS at this conference and how it differs from other contexts. Participants were very engaged and enjoyed the workshop, said they learned a lot by seeing different perspectives on IS. As researcher, I have a broader understanding of the IS phenomenon now, have really benefited from the time in Florianopolis. Photos by Julie A. Hochgesang @jahochcam

We also did a workshop on IS, gathering perspectives about IS in South-America, the role of contact with Europeans, the specific styles of IS at this conference and how it differs from other contexts. Participants were very engaged and enjoyed the work…


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At SIGN8 in Brazil, we did 9 interviews about IS with conference organisers, participants, presenters. Themes: IS politics and conference organisation, working with deaf interpreters or not (conference policy: no terps! Presentations in IS and Libras), people’s experiences re: communicating in IS, teaching IS, presenting in IS, role of English/ASL knowledge in IS contexts. Aim: data for analysis and material for the film on IS.

At SIGN8 in Brazil, we did 9 interviews about IS with conference organisers, participants, presenters. Themes: IS politics and conference organisation, working with deaf interpreters or not (conference policy: no terps! Presentations in IS and Libras),…


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Great conference day at SIGN8. We filmed presentations and workshops (several of them were on IS!) and Annelies gave a presentation too. We did one quick interview on IS with a presenter from Brazil. Tomorrow we will be doing more interviews!

Great conference day at SIGN8. We filmed presentations and workshops (several of them were on IS!) and Annelies gave a presentation too. We did one quick interview on IS with a presenter from Brazil. Tomorrow we will be doing more interviews!


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Today: successful pre-conference workshop on IS organised by Rodrigo and Flaviane, attended by over 100 people, most of them Brazilians. One of the exercises involved watching, paraphrasing and summarising DAC2015 videos, in groups (watching on smartphones, pausing every minute and then discussing/deciphering). Makes me realise it was really worth the conference team’s effort to record and upload these. People do benefit for a variety of reasons! It means that not just the contents of presentations are available in IS but also that various styles of IS in academic presentations can be watched to practise IS reception.

Today: successful pre-conference workshop on IS organised by Rodrigo and Flaviane, attended by over 100 people, most of them Brazilians. One of the exercises involved watching, paraphrasing and summarising DAC2015 videos, in groups (watching on smartph…


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Annelies and cameramen are in Florianopolis, Brazil, for the SIGN8 conference. This is the second location and context for the ethnographic film on IS. We recorded some interactions between a Belgian (@belgfin) and a group of Brazilians we encountered in the cameramen’s hostel.

Annelies and cameramen are in Florianopolis, Brazil, for the SIGN8 conference. This is the second location and context for the ethnographic film on IS. We recorded some interactions between a Belgian (@belgfin) and a group of Brazilians we encountered …


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