A living Christmas card in Finnish Sign Language!

We’re delighted that Elina Tapio of the Department of Languages/Sign Language Centre at the University of Jyväskylä is coming to visit the Literacy Research Centre on 13th January (1pm, if you’re anywhere near and can come along.)  The title of Elina’s talk is: “Institutional academic spaces enabling and/or disabling multilingual and multimodal meaning-making in a Finnish Sign Language study programme.”

Elina is kindly sharing with us, and you, a short Christmas documentary from the Sign Language Centre.
FinnishSL Elina writes, ” It is in Finnish Sign Language, made by us (Sign Language Centre students and staff). What people are signing there are mostly answers to a questions “What is the best thing about Christmas?”  The joined signing a tthe end is our “living Christmas card” with a winter scenery.

Thanks, Elina, and we look forward to seeing you in January!

 

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