Tid: Onsdag 8 maj 2013 kl. 15:00 - 17:00
Plats: C397 (Österbergsalen), Södra huset, Frescati

Föreläsningen ges på talad engelska med tolk till svenskt teckenspråk.


In this talk I will present background information on the situation of deaf education in Iquitos, Peru, data from my 2010 pre-fieldwork in Iquitos, and plans for my dissertation research that will begin in September of this year. Iquitos currently has three types of education for deaf students: an evangelical school for the deaf, three general special education schools, and inclusion classrooms. While conducting 10 months of prefieldwork in Iquitos under the auspices of a Fulbright grant I conducted observations, filming, and interviews in all three types of educational institutions. Since conducting this preliminary fieldwork I have decided to focus my research on deaf students in inclusion education, the placement of one disabled child in a regular education classroom. During my previous research in Iquitos, I discovered that the deaf children in these inclusion classrooms are homesigners (Goico 2012). None of the students had access to either spoken language through hearing assistive technologies or had been taught a sign language at home or school. My dissertation research will investigate the process by which deaf students who do not have access to a shared and established language are socialized into their inclusion classrooms. Research on language socialization has contributed greatly to our understanding of how people of all ages are socialized into their communities through the use of language and other signs (Ochs and Schieffelin 2012). However, we know little about how this socialization occurs in the absence of a shared language. In order to investigate this topic I will conduct participant observation and record naturally occurring interactions in inclusion classrooms with one deaf student. I will then use microanalysis to identify the communicative strategies that are important to the socialization process.

Calle Börstell