Studium Generale lecture 30/11/2017 - Beppie van den Bogaerde

As described in our introduction for our program Transmission Lexicon we are investigating the broad sense of forms of communication. This leads us to language, which is an important tool to communicate. Almost automatically this would lead to an oral language, and that made us wonder about another aspect of language: the sign languages. To find out how this language works and how exactly can you express yourself?

KABK Studium Generale lecture by Beppie van den Bogaerde
KABK Studium Generale poster for Beppie van den Bogaerde's lecture on 30 November (poster series designed by Dayna Casey, alumna KABK Graphic Design)

Our guest Beppie van den Bogaerde is professor in the field of Sign Languages and finds her own focus in the bimodal bilingualism, which translates into the ability to be able to use both a signed language and oral spoken language. Bimodal bilinguals share many of the same traits as traditional bilinguals (those with competency in at least two spoken languages), as well as differing in some interesting ways, due to the unique characteristics of the Deaf community code-blending. We invited Van den Bogaerde to elaborate on our theme and on the way Sign Languages function.

Bio – Beppie van den Bogaerde (Amsterdam, 1953) is professor of Sign Language of the Netherlands (Nederlandse Gebarentaal: NGT) at the University of Amsterdam. Her research there, often in collaboration with professor Anne Baker, focuses on bimodal bilingualism (acquisition of spoken and signed language) of deaf and hearing children of deaf parents. Since 2007 she also holds the chair of Deaf Studies at Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Applied Sciences. Together with teachers/researchers and students the pedagogy of NGT teaching, interpreting aspects and various issues in the Deaf Community in the Netherlands are studied.



30 november 2017 16.00 - 17:30


Auditorium KABK