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Postgraduate mini-workshop

1 October, 2012

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2012

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Venue: iSLanDS Lab, Harrington Building, Room HA117, UCLan, Preston

Presenters: Dr Mike Gulliver and Dr Jordan Fenlon

Discussion facilitator: Hasan Dikyuva, MA

The iSLanDS Institute is pleased to announce a mini-workshop to be held on Thursday 11 October as part of the Postgraduate Study Group lecture series. From 13:15 – 14:00, Dr Jordan Fenlon from the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre at University College London ( will give a lecture entitled “Corpus based approaches to sign language research: what can we learn?” After a short break, from 14:15 – 15:00, Dr Mike Gulliver from the University of Bristol ( will give a lecture entitled “Deaf spaces: pasts, presents, potentials”. Then participants will have a half-hour tea break before the round table discussion on “Conflict Management and Sign Language policy – A case study from Turkey and what other countries can learn from it”, which will run from 15:30 – 17:00, and is led by Hasan Dikyuva, an iSLanDS graduate, Turkish Sign Language teacher, and board member of the Turkish National Federation of the Deaf. Examples from Turkey and other countries will be discussed.

All are welcome. If you would like to attend or have any queries, please contact iSLanDS administrator Claire Perdomo at

All presentations/discussion will be signed. Spoken language voiceover for hearing participants not fluent in a sign language may be available. However, if you plan to attend and would like to request voiceover interpreting, it is essential that you contact Claire Perdomo well in advance to make your communication needs known to us.

Dr Mike Gulliver         Dr Jordan Fenlon               Hasan Dikyuva, MA

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