Dr. Ronice Müller de Quadros, Sign Language Policies/Language Planning

Dr. Ronice Muller de Quadros will be presenting “Sign Language Policies/Language Planning” on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 5-6:30 PM in Claudia Cohen Hall, Room G-17. (A map showing Cohen’s location can be found HERE.)

Light refreshments will be served following the talk and a social hour will continue until 7:30.

The talk will be in ASL.  English interpretation will be provided for non-signing audience members.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please feel free to share this invitation to those who may be interested.

For questions, please contact Jami Fisher, ASL Program Coordinator, Department of Linguistics: jami@sas.upenn.edu

ABSTRACT:   Sign Language Policies/Language Planning

This talk focuses on linguistic policies and sign languages. It will be presented a review of sign languages and their users, to contextualize the discussion about different aspects of language planning around the world. Sign languages are used in countries where spoken languages are used by the majority of the society. As minority languages, there are implications relating to their functions, roles and status that will be addressed. International organizations, as well as local ones, will have some impact on the linguistic policies related to sign languages. After presenting a general view of the situation of sign languages, the talk will focus on linguistic policies and language planning in Brazil, considering actions taken with respect to Brazilian Sign Language related to corpus construction, status and their use in education.


Ronice Muller de Quadros’ bio can be found HERE