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Final #HDLS14 plenary: Catherine Rhodes, UNM prof, on Institutionalizing jach maaya in the Yucatan Today — as language fortification (cf revitalization); these languages are VITAL, but they’re being FORTIFIED
Rhodes starts with a DOPE vignette about jach maaya, or pure maaya; she used one term for airplane, her interlocutor used a spanish-origin term & commented “oh you use jach maaya [pure maaya]”
I yelped in excitement, as I investigate analogous discourses in Malayalam! #HDLS14
two recognized linguistic registers of maya: “the true may
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Next up: Dr Melanie McKay-Cody “Our Past and Present in Linguistic Study of Intergenerational Transmission of North American Indian Sign Language” #HDLS14
McKay-Cody starts with a petroglyph which represented a sign used by Plains peoples for prayer. She then shows us a sign dated back to 6000 BCE for "hunger" which is still used in Plains and Great Basin communities #HDLS14
I had to take a calm-dog-down break while i prep to see @MaureenKosse & @rebeccalee345 but now my dog is straight up freaking out so i’m down a hand for tweeting 😭
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So ready for this amazing #HDLS14 panel on "Race, racism and racialization in sign language research" organized by @linasigns and @jaceyhill starring @_CooLDP @munimuninianna and Dominic Harrison (are you on Twitter Dominic?)
.@linasigns starts of with a powerful reminder and acknowledgment about the constant presence of violence and oppression against BIPOC people in this country and how BIPOC scholars are forced to exist in spaces which thrive on white supremacy and settler colonialism #HDLS14
UNM's @_CooLDP situates us within Intersectionality Frameworks such as #BlackFeministDisbility (Bailey& Mobley 2018) #BlackDeafFeminist (Chapple 2019) & outlines different branches of #CriticalRaceTheory showing each highlights different facets of intersectionality #HDLS14
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Next up: very excited for the plenary panel on Race, Racism, & Racialization in Sign Language Research and Deaf Studies, moderated by @linasigns (who i’m fortunate to call my collaborator!) & @jaceyhill! panelists: Anna Lim, Dominic Harrison, & David Player #HDLS14
In this conf so far, we’ve been doing a lot of making explicit, examining, and jettisoning problematic assumptions in our linguistic theories/analyses, and i am looking forward to continuing that in this session as well #HDLS14
@linasigns opens with an acknowledgment of the effects of white supremacy, settler colonialism, COVID, and police brutality against Black people, and presents along with the names and affiliations of the panelists, also the Native custodians of the lands they’re on #HDLS14
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Alexander Rice presents a corpus study of a gesture in Quichua which looks to American English speakers as “kinda” (5 HS, radial twist), but cocurrs with “absence”; it seems to be an emblem in Ecuador, and it is present across lg communities, incl Ecuadorian Sign Lg #HDLS14
Lauren Clark presents on Altaic influences in Mandarin Chinese word order: she argues that SVO & SOV shouldn’t be thought of categorically! (along the lines of what Natalia Levshina, Alex Kramer, and I + colleagues argued in our SLE workshop & in an upcoming consensus paper!)
Tasheney Francis does a multimodal analysis of avoidance strategies/demotion of credibility in witnesses of a Jamaican Truth Commission; she argues these are face-saving strategies #HDLS14
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Ryan Lepic @ryanlepic starts his keynote on ASL usage-based morphology and "sign schemas" in ASL by talking about how what he read as a graduate student shaped his identity and thinking about ASL linguistics #HDLS14
Lepic reminds us that SL Ling has a "structural problem," where we think everything is built out of building blocks and form neat categories that are well defined. But these questions miss variation and context common in SLs. We need a diff approach: usage-based cxg #HDLS14
Lepic: Here are five signs. People point out that these signs all start in the same place of articulation and also carry with them a feminine meaning. But this is the exception, not the rule. What we are seeing is not a morphological rule but a sign schema. #HDLS14
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Yay! We're finally in! @ryanlepic's #HDLS14 Keynote starts with a glowing recommendation/introduction from @ErinWilkinson about the importance of Ryan's work on #SLMorphology and #UsageBasedApproaches and I couldn't agree more!
I love how Ryan's keynote starts with a nod to the oddity of doing work during Covid times and the routine, simple things we are missing by not traveling for #HDLS14 especially coffee from the UNM SUB Satellite Coffee and having Frontier burritos for lunch w/ friends
Once Ryan sets his @ryanlepic points out ASL's "structuralism problem" which is that we have been spinning our wheels by trying maintain theoretical assumptions such as one form = one meaning in morphological relationships. #HDLS14
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Keynote by @ryanlepic now! @ErinWilkinson let’s us KNOW how our influential our Youthful Ryan’s work on ASL morphology had been, especially his excellent @glossa_oa paper!

This is Ryan’s 4th #HDLS, and it’s his fave conf (he’s been trying to get me to go for yearsss)
I’m glad that Ryan’s mic is muted bc I’m laughing with joy and glee at this loving intro by Erin! #HDLS14
pardon the photo of the chat but this is iconic lina posts a link to ryan’s paper, julie says that OT prof
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I was in too many places at once yesterday to livetweet #HDLS14, but i’m gonna try today! i’m especially looking forward to my collaborator/roommate @ryanlepic’s keynote, @c_borstell + @fbisnath’s talk on islands (not that kind!), and @MaureenKosse’s talk on dogwhistles!!
first up today @jahochcam, Becker, & Catt on ASL Signbank (funfact: the pronunciation of julie’s last name in Eng. was variable/Germany amongst us hearings, but then my husband @mlipkin interviewed her for @MarketplaceTech & he had to ask her how they should say it (hock-sang!)
@jahochcam starts by telling us about the etymology of Signbank 🤩, & focused on the methodological challenges of capturing phonological and semantic relations, which we know are dynamic, in a static-y format! #HDLS14
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Excited for this keynote with the awesome Barbara Dancygier on viewpoint and multimodality #HDLS14
Dancygier asks how meaning is constructed multimodally--constructions, metonymy, image schemas, etc.--but at the same time, there's a need for a concept to bring all these concepts together, and viewpoint is perhaps that. Barbara shouts out future work with @alnellus #HDLS14
Dancygier clarifies: viewpoint doesn't need to be "someone's" viewpoint; she broadens viewpoint to understand it as a way to analyze conceptual alignment--which is necessary for being able to connect various non-visual phenomena (emotion, stance, etc.) in a larger network #HDLS14
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My dudes, these #HDLS14 talks/posters are so good (per uzhe, yoozh? yuzh?) I'm doing a terrible job of retweeting/threading talks/posters without the structure of synchronous talks, but I've watched SEVERAL. So here is an attempt to put them in a thread.
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