What I do
Last updated August 12, 2017
I teach both undergraduate and graduate classes at Gallaudet University in the Linguistics Department. Classes that I usually teach are:
LIN731: Phonology 2
LIN771: Field Methods
LIN595: Language Documentation
Here is an informal site that I started with video examples of the content I cover in my classes. http://juliehochgesang.wix.com/sillx
Selected Publications and Presentations
Alkoby, K., Bernath, J., Hochgesang, J, Mirus, G., Pascual, P. (2010, Sept). Construction of an ID gloss database for American Sign Language. Poster session at the Theoretical Issues of Sign Language Research 10 at Purdue University, Indiana, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2010.
Chen Pichler, D. & Hochgesang, J.A.. (2009). An overview of possessives and existentials in American Sign Language. In U. Zeshan and P. Perniss (eds;) Possessive and existential constructions in sign languages. Sign Language Typology Series No. 2. Nijmegen: Ishara Press.
Chen Pichler, D., Hochgesang, J.A., Lillo-Martin, D., & de Quadros, R. (2010). Conventions for sign and speech transcription in child bimodal bilingual corpora. Languages, Interaction and Acquisition, 1(1), 11-40.
Chen Pichler, D., K. Schalber, R. Wilbur and J. Hochgesang. (2008). Possession and existence in three sign languages, in Ronice de Quadros (ed.) Sign Languages: spinning and unraveling the past, present, and future from TISLR9. Petrópolis, Brazil: Editora Arara Azul, 440-458. [also selected for eventual translation into Brazilian Portuguese and Brazilian Sign Language.]
Fanghella, J., Geer, L., Henner J., Hochgesang, J.A., Lillo-Martin D., Gaurav, G., Mirus, G., & Pascual-Villaneuva, P. (2012). Linking an ID-gloss database of ASL with child language corpora. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Interactions between Corpus and Lexicon. 57-62. LREC, Instabul, May 2012.
Fisher, J.N., J. Hochgesang, & M. Tamminga. (2016). Examining Variation in the Absence of a ‘Main’ ASL Corpus: The Case of the Philadelphia Signs Project. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining. 75-80. LREC, Portorož, Slovenia, May 28 2016.
Hochgesang, J.A. (2015). Ethics of researching signed languages: The case of Kenyan Sign Language (KSL). In A.C. Cooper & K.K. Rashid (Eds.), Signed Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Politics, citizenship and shared experiences of difference, 11-30. Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press.
Hochgesang, J.A. (2014). Using Design Principles to Consider Representation of the Hand in Some Notation Systems. Sign Language Studies, 14:4, 488-542.
Hochgesang, J.A. (2013). Is that a Y or a … ? Representation of hand configuration data in different notation systems for child acquisition of ASL. Dissertation. Gallaudet University. PDF.
Hochgesang, J.A. (2009, July 25). Is there a sentence in ASL? Insights on segmenting data in ASL. Presented at the Sign Language Corpora: Linguistic Issues workshop at University College London, London, England, July 24-25, 2009.
Hochgesang, J.A. (2009, July 24). Is that a ‘Y’ or an ‘u
Hochgesang, J.A. (2008, March 14 to 6). Us and them: Construction of identity in a protester’s ASL vlogs. Presentation in colloquium, Deaf Political Rhetorical Colloquium: How ASL Users Construct Identities – Theirs and Others, for the annual meeting of Georgetown University Roundtable, Telling Stories: Building Bridges Among Language, Narrative, Identity, Interaction, Society, and Culture.
Hochgesang, J.A. (2006, Dec 7 and 8). Exploring the language contact situation between deaf and hearing in Kenya. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9 Meeting, Florianopolis, Brazil.
Hochgesang, J. & K. McAuliff (2016). An initial description of the Deaf community in Haiti and Haitian Sign Language (LSH). Sign Language Studies 16 (2), 227-294.
Hochgesang, J.A., & Whitworth, C. (2010, September). HochgesangWhitworthPosterFinal Presented at “Contributions to Corpus and Applied Linguistics” session at the Theoretical Issues of Sign Language Research 10 at Purdue University, Indiana, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2010.
Hochgesang, J.A., Pascual Villanueva, P., Mathur, G., Lillo-Martin, D. (2010). Building a database while considering research ethics in sign language communities. Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpora and Sign Language Technologies. 112-116. LREC, Malta, May 22-23, 2010.
Mjitoleaji Productions. (2004). Kenyan Sign Language Dictionary Interactive CD-ROM. Mjitoleaji Productions: Kenya.
Hochgesang, J.A. (Last updated June 2013) Transcription Guide to Sign Language Research, produced for students in my classes. Available here
Hochgesang, J.A. (Last updated June 2013) ELAN: A Quick Guide, produced for students in my classes and workshops (Most recent version available here)
Hochgesang, J. (2015, updated 2016) SLAAASh ID Glossing Principles and Annotation Conventions. Ms., Gallaudet University and Haskins Laboratories.
This is my short cv