Justin M Power
Recent & Upcoming Talks
The emergence of signed language in Tajik schools for the deaf: A scalar ecological investigation of a complex contact situation
A talk about the emergence of a signed language in Tajikistan in the 1940s.
2019-09-28 12:30 — 13:00
Can the comparative method be used for signed language historical analyses?
A poster describing a pilot project that applies the comparative method to a putative family of sign languages.
Comparative-historical linguistic investigations of signed languages: Challenges in identifying regular correspondences
A talk discussing reasons why sign researchers have been unable to identify regular correspondences, followed by suggestions for future …
2018-06-20 15:00 — 16:30
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
A lexical comparison of Tajik Sign Language and Afghan Sign Language
Historical analysis of two Central Asian sign languages using phylogenetic mthods
Stony Brook, New York
Initialization in Afghan Sign Language: Iconicity and arbitrariness in complex interaction
A Peircean analysis of iconicity’s role in the manual alphabet and initialized signs
Handshapes in Afghan Sign Language
Poster presenting a phonological analysis of handshapes in Afghan Sign Language