San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
'Iconicity as morphology: Implications for Sign Language Teaching and Interpreting’ - Public lecture by Carol Padden
The talk will be given in ASL but interpretation into English and BSL will be provided.
Our work on patterned iconicity (e.g., Hwang, et al. 2016) leads to two descriptions of sign language morphology: 1) signs are formed from roots or morphemes, and 2) signs share common patterns with other signs, and new signs are added to existing patterns. I discuss the consequences of the two views of morphology for studies of child sign language acquisition, interpreting strategies, typological differences across sign languages, and historical relationships between sign languages.
Carol Padden is a Sanford I. Berman Endowed Professor within the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences. Her areas of research focus on language, communication and culture and she has published extensively on the study of sign languages.
Carol’s homepage: https://quote.ucsd.edu/padden/
Hosted by The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland, http://ctiss.hw.ac.uk
Light refreshments will be provided following the lecture.