Invitation to contribute – Special issue on ideologies in sign language vitality and revitalisation

International Journal of the Sociology of Language Guest editors: Maartje De Meulder and Kristin Snoddon This thematic issue is inspired by a growing concern about effective language planning and policy strategies that foster the promotion and vitality of sign languages, and by shifting ideologies surrounding the use and maintenance of sign languages. Up until now, … Continue reading Invitation to contribute – Special issue on ideologies in sign language vitality and revitalisation

Vitality of Flemish Sign Language: an update

It's been a while since I posted the last update about my current research project here. For those who did not see it (or don't read Dutch): I'm doing research  on the vitality of Flemish Sign Language (VGT), and how this links to deaf and hearing VGT signers' multilingual repertoires. My informants are 15 deaf … Continue reading Vitality of Flemish Sign Language: an update

Onderzoek vitaliteit en Vlaamse Gebarentaal

Nieuwe onderzoeksfocus: van framework naar mensen Meer en meer mensen vragen me de laatste tijd waarover mijn onderzoek nu precies gaat en waarmee ik nu precies bezig ben. Ik realiseerde me daardoor ook dat, hoewel ik hier in Vlaanderen onderzoek doe, er online eigenlijk nergens info over te vinden is, ook niet in Vlaamse Gebarentaal. … Continue reading Onderzoek vitaliteit en Vlaamse Gebarentaal