Sign Language Section

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Sign Language Section

Research on Swedish Sign Language is conducted at the Department of Linguistics since 1972. The Sign Language Section has two kinds of courses in and about Swedish Sign Language; Swedish Sign Language (focusing on sign linguistics) and Swedish Sign Language for beginners. The Department also offers the only PhD program in Sign Language in Sweden, and has a group that documents the vocabulary of Swedish Sign Language in on line dictionaries.

Research

Since the start in the 1970’s research on Swedish Sign Language has mainly focused on describing the structure of the language. There has also been some research how deaf children acquire sign language, as well as how they learn written/spoken language. We are also working on a data base for a digital dictionary of Swedish Sign Language, which is published on the Internet. In addition to research carried out by the staff our students also work on independent projects as part of their studies (cf. ‘Theses’).

Study with us!

The Sign Language Section has two kinds of courses in and about Swedish Sign Language; Swedish Sign Language (focusing on sign linguistics) and Swedish Sign Language for beginners. The Department also offers the only PhD program in Sign Language in Sweden

Contact Sign Language

Section head
Johanna Mesch
Email: johanna.mesch@ling.su.se

Staff manager
Ingela Holmström
Email: ingela.holmstrom@ling.su.se

Director of studies,
Study career advisors in Sign Language

Åsa Gustafsson
Email: studierektor.tsp@ling.su.se

Student affairs office
Email: exp@ling.su.se

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