Welcome to BAG-SIGN
Be Aware of the Grammar of Sign Languages
We are developing a PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR FOR DIFFERENT SIGN LANGUAGES. This pedagogical grammar supports deaf, hard of hearing and hearing pupils to acquire knowledge about the structures of sign languages.
In the project „Be Aware of the Grammar of Sign Languages“ (BAG-Sign), partners from research and schools in 5 countries cooperate: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland.
Our goals are
- to strengthen the linguistic knowledge and meta-linguistic awareness of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing pupils in sign languages;
- to improve the quality of sign language teaching in schools;
- and to qualify teachers for the promotion of meta-linguistic awareness in sign languages.
For that purpose, we
- transform linguistic findings about the structures of sign languages into pedagogically useful forms;
- create a web-based pedagogical grammar for 5 European sign languages for pupils;
- and offer specific trainings and web-based tutorials for teachers of sign languages.
The BAG-Sign pedagogical grammar of sign languages describe the structure of
German Sign Language (DGS)
Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS)
French Sign Language (LSF)
Italian Sign Language (LIS)
Swiss-German Sign Language (DSGS)
Our pedagogical grammar is
MULTILINGUAL, WITH SiGNED AND WRITTEN LANGUAGES:
The explanations will be available in various signed and written languages.
independent from textbooks:
The pedagogical grammar can be used independent from textbooks.
The diverse learning contexts of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing pupils are being taken into account by offering sign language videos, images, charts & graphics and written text.
developed in a participatory process:
The pedagogical grammar is developed in a cooperation of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing teachers and it’s tested in schools.
digital and free of charge:
The pedagogical grammar for pupils and the tutorials for teachers will be offered on a website and will be free of charge.
BAG-Sign is funded by
University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France
Prof. Dr. Marie-Anne Sallandre,
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Garcia
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Dr. Olga Capirci
University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Mireille Audeoud – Coordination for Movetia