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Graduates celebrate MA success

15 July, 2013
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Two iSLanDS graduates were honoured at last week’s UCLan awards ceremonies and a celebration at iSLanDS. Sara Lanesman and Clark Denmark both achieved MA degrees for pioneering and innovative studies. Mr Denmark’s thesis investigated how Indian Sign Language users learn English through an interactive learning platform, and Ms Lanesman’s thesis explored the emergence and survival of Algerian Jewish Sign Language, which is highly endangered.

Graduate Sara Lanesman with Prof Zeshan at the awards ceremony

Graduate Sara Lanesman with Prof Zeshan at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 9 July

Clark Denmark at the awards ceremony on Monday 8 July

Graduate Clark Denmark at the awards ceremony on Monday 8 July

Professor Ulrike Zeshan, director of iSLanDS, said: “You can be justifiably proud of what you have achieved with these degrees. I would also like everyone to know that we are now pursuing publication options for this work. Sara’s work on the endangered Algerian Jewish Sign Language has already been submitted for publication to a new e-book series established by sign linguistics publisher Ishara Press, and Clark’s work is expected to be incorporated into an edited volume arising from the iSLanDS-led multi-partner project under the UK-India Education and Research Initiative which had supported this research.”

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