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Gallaudet won a bid to host the next British Association of Applied Lingiustics Language (BAAL) Policy Forum this summer. BAAL is a prestigious organization that is recognized internationally and composed of well-known, well-respected linguistics and scholars in the Language Policy/linguistics field. They host annual forums on spoken languages and their policies.
In hosting the Language Policy Forum 2022, Gallaudet University would lend its dynamic vision and rich history of over 150 years of academic bilingualism through the leadership of its newly established office of the Chief Bilingual Officer, Dr. Laurene Simms, with the support of the Deaf
Studies Department with its undergraduate programs (both on-campus and online) and graduate program (with tracks in Cultural Studies, Language Human Rights and Early Language Advocacy).
This year’s forum theme is “Ensuring Language Vitality & Vibrancy: The How’s & The Whys” , which encourages the sharing of research on how languages including sign languages can be revitalized or supported in order to promote language vitality and vibrancy in specific underrepresented or less known communities.
Tawny Holmes Hlibok, Esq. is the forum chair and point of contact, and is the Language Planning and Policy Counsel for the Office of the Chief Bilingual Officer. She is also an Associate professor in the Deaf Studies Department.
Further details and a call for papers will be shared in the beginning of March.
Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Theme: “Ensuring Language Vitality & Vibrancy: The Hows & Whys”Dates: 15-16 June, 2022Format: Virtual
“Gallaudet University is honored to host the British Association of Applied Linguistics Language Policy Forum for the first time ever. As the only university in the world dedicated to the education for diverse deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind students, and as an epicenter for bilingual learning and teaching, we are committed to recognizing and promoting language vibrancy for all.” – Laurene E. Simms, PhD., Chief Bilingual Officer.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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