Sign Language Panel at Yale

November 9, 2018

This year saw the beginning of Yale’s very first language courses in American Sign Language, taught by Lector Jessica Tanner. To celebrate this milestone for our department and for Yale’s language program, the Department of Linguistics is holding a panel discussion on “the importance of sign languages in the cognitive development of Deaf children, what they reveal about the human mind, and the history of attitudes toward the Deaf and sign languages.” The panel discussion will feature remarks from Annemarie Kocab of Harvard University, Amber Martin of Hunter College, and author Gerald Shea, who graduated from Yale College in 1964.

The event will be held today from 1 PM to 4 PM in Room 114 of Sheffield–Sterling–Strathcona Hall (1 Prospect St., New Haven, CT). We hope to see you there!

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