Sign Languages in Higher Education
Project of the Teiresias Centre – Masaryk University supported by a grant from the Bilateral Scholarship Programme of Norway Grants and EEA Grants – Programme CZ07
Project No: NF-CZ07-ICP-3-229-2015
Start and end of activities: 1st July 2015, 30 June 2016
Partner institution: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Budget: 1 234 836 CZK
Czech and Norwegian experts in sign language linguistics and deaf studies, both hearing and deaf, have joined to create a think tank based on two different cultural frameworks and share their experience and know-how in studying, analysing, describing and teaching Czech and Norwegian sign languages as communication tools used in higher education and professional career.
They will compare the existing lexicographic tools and grammar descriptions of Czech and Norwegian sign languages, elicitation of common signs and developing terminology needed for scientific purposes, assess the role of International Sign System for European communication and mobility of the deaf, and publish descriptions of basic vocabulary recommended for International Sign System. Training programmes for sign language interpreters and translators will be thoroughly discussed, compared to other existing ones, and good practice transferred into the Czech curriculum at Masaryk University.
Supported by a grant from the Bilateral Scholarship Programme of Norway Grants and EEA Grants