Rita Sala

rita.sala [at] unive.it
Titre de la thèse: 
Sign Language and oral history - Langue des Signes et histoire orale
Résumé de la thèse: 

My research project is part of the ongoing Horizon 2020 project named SIGN-HUB.

I will analyze from a sociological and sociolinguistic perspective the 28 semi-structured interviews made in Italy to elderly Deaf signers by comparing them to the same kind of interviews made in the partner countries of the project (Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, France and Israel).

The goal of this part of the project is to document and preserve the linguistic and cultural heritage of elderly deaf people in Europe.

This research will focus on these four main topics:

1. Sociolinguistics variation in LIS from a diachronic and diatopic (different schools, same country) perspective.

2. Sociological traits of the Italian elder Deaf community – analysis of the cultural heritage and historical memories of the Deaf people interviewed.

3. Italian Deaf attitudes towards Deaf people from other countries or religions, gender, sex orientation – how are the relations between minorities within a minority.

4. Comparison with other elderly Deaf communities studied in the Sign-Hub project.

Directeur(s): 
Équipe de rattachement: 
Langues, Grammaire, Modélisation (LaGraM)
Année d'inscription: 
2017
Publications récentes: 

“Interpreting conflict from speech to sign on Italian television”, Cynthia J. Kellett Bidoli and Rita Sala in The Interpreters’ Newsletter Television Interpeting, Università degli Studi di Trieste – Dipartimento di Scienza del Linguaggio dell’Interpretazione e della Traduzione, n. 16/2011.

“Capitalizing on Simultaneity: Features of Bimodal Bilingualism in Hearing Italian Native Signers” di Michele Bishop, Sherry Hicks, Antonella Bertone, Rita Sala in Lucas C. (a cura di), Multilingualism and Sign Languages – From the Great Plains to Australia, Washington D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 2006.

Communications orales: 

2018

- University of Siena, december 18th - "Stranieri in patria - la comunità sorda in-segna" - Seminars on "Viaggio nel silenzio: un progetto di inclusione".

- University of Bari, november 30th -  "Noi non vogliamo fermarci a quel punto...Comunità Sorda e accessibilità" - journée d'étude sur la traduction audiovisuelle, l'accessibilité et la LIS

- Roma, november 9-10-11 - 4° Convegno Naizonale LIS -  "Comunità s/Sorda, comunità linguistica e comunità segnante"

                                                                                               "Preservare la cultura e la lingua dei sordi segnanti: le interviste a sordi anziani" - con Luca Des Dorides

 

Enseignements: 

- Ca' Foscari University - Venice -  "Deaf Culture 1" - "Deaf Culture 2" - "Deaf Culture 3"

- Siena School for Liberal Arts - Summer Schools in Deaf Studies -  "Deaf Culture and History"