April 16, 2010
The International Summer School on Language Documentation and Description will be held in July 2010 in Leiden, the Netherlands (30 minutes from Amsterdam). Following up on the success of last year’s summer school in London, the summerschool continues and expands it focus on sign language and offers more sign-related courses and events.
During the first week of the summer school (5-9 July), two courses will focus on sign linguistics and sign language documentation. The languages of instruction will be English and International Sign (IS); interpretation will be provided into IS, Dutch Sign Language (NGT), and English. During lunch breaks, there will be a taster course on American Sign Language open to all participants of the summer school.
Further details in the PDF document – click on the following URL:
Wednesday evening, participants will be treated to a poetry evening organised by Wim Emmerik, the well-known Deaf poet. The event will be open to the public as well, and followed by a sign café.
The National Science Foundation of the USA will provide a number of scholarships for American Deaf students to participate in the summer school.
More details can be found on the NSF grant application document – do click on the following URL:
For more information and to register for the 3L Summer School, please visit: