Work

What I do
Last updated August 24, 2019

I’m an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet. 

Teaching

I teach both undergraduate and graduate classes at Gallaudet University in the Linguistics Department. Classes that I usually teach are:
LIN731: Phonology 2
LIN571: Field Methods
LIN572: Language Documentation

Selected Publications and Presentations (by year)

2019

Hochgesang, J. A. (2019, March). Inclusion of Deaf Linguistics and Signed Language Linguistics. Invited Panel Presentation at Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT) 2019 – Linguistics and the Public Good, Georgetown University, DC. (Also see this for a video and more)

Hochgesang, J. A. and A. Becker. (2019). Absence of reduplication in American Sign Language nominal plural morphology. Conference Poster presented at TISLR13, the 13th Conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Hamburg, Germany (September 26-28, 2019). https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9876698.v1

Hochgesang, J. A., D. Catt, D. Chen Pichler, C. Goodwin, C. Kennedy, L Prunier, D. Simons, and D. Lillo-Martin. (2019). Sign Language Acquisition, Annotation, Archiving and Sharing: The SLAAASh Project Status Report. Conference Poster presented at TISLR13, the 13th Conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Hamburg, Germany (September 26-28, 2019). https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9742529

Hochgesang, J. A., R. Treviño, J. Willow, & E. Shaw.  (2019, March). “Gallaudet University Documentation of ASL (GUDA) – Documentation IS Representation”. Presentation at Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT) 2019 – Linguistics and the Public Good, Georgetown University, DC. (Also see this for a video and more)

Hochgesang, J. A. & Guity, A. (2019, July). Ethical concerns of sign language work with the Deaf communities: One Deaf Iranian man’s journey from researched to researcher. Presentation at the XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf “Sign Language Rights for All”.

Hochgesang, J A., J Willow, R Treviño, and E Shaw. (2019). Gallaudet University Documentation of ASL (GUDA): Whither a Corpus for ASL? Conference Poster presented at TISLR13, the 13th Conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Hamburg, Germany (September 26-28, 2019). 

2018

Fisher, J., J.A. Hochgesang, M. Tamminga. (2018). The historical and social context of the Philadelphia ASL Community. Sign Language Studies 18(3), 429-460.

Hochgesang, J.A. (2018). SLAAASh and the ASL Deaf Communities (or “so many gifs!”) In Involving the Language Community: Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages. Ed by E. Efthimiou, E. Fotinea, T. Hanke, J. Hochgesang, J. Kristoffersen, & J. Mesch (Eds). 63-68. 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan. Paris. ELRA.

Hochgesang, J.A., O. Crasborn, D. Lillo-Martin. (2018). Building the ASL Signbank: Lemmatization Principles for ASL. Poster presented at the 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages. 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan. May 12, 2018. (And paper for workshop proceedings)

2017

Hamilton, H. & J.A Hochgesang. (2017, July). Is the Philadelphia American Sign Language (ASL) variety a real thing? Perceived lexical frequency and comprehension of ASL signs by Philadelphian and Non-Philadelphian ASL users. Poster presented at the workshop “Corpus-based approaches to sign language linguistics: Into the second
decade”, 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of
Birmingham, UK, July 24-28, 2017.

Hochgesang, J.A. (2017, October 9). Making sense of real data: Considering usage-based approaches during the analysis of lemmas in ASL data. Opening conference presentation for “SIGN8 International Conference for Sign Language Users”. Oct 9-12, 2017. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Hochgesang, J.A. (2017, October 11). Ethics of working with signed language communities. Invited workshop lecture for “SIGN8 International Conference for Sign Language Users”. October 9-12, 2017. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Hochgesang, J.A. O. Crasborn, & D. Lillo-Martin. (2017, July 24). Building the American Sign Language (ASL) SignBank on the Shoulders of Giants. Poster presented at the workshop “Corpus-based approaches to sign language linguistics: Into the second decade”, 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham,  UK, July 24-28, 2017.

2016

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. & M. Miller. (2016). A Celebration of Dictionary of American Sign Language (1965) fifty years later. Sign Language Studies, 16 (4), 563-591.

Sanjabi, A., & A. Behmanesh, A. Guity, S. Siyavoshi, M. Watkins & J. A. Hochgesang. (2016). Zaban Eshareh Irani (ZEI) and its fingerspelling system. Sign Language Studies, 16(4), 500-534.

2015

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.

2014

Hochgesang, J. (2014). Using design principles to consider representation of hand in notation systems. Sign Language Studies 14(4), 488-542.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2010

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., 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.

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.

Hochgesang, J.A., & Whitworth, C. (2010, September). “Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription Practices in ASL” 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.

2009

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.

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. Slides.

Hochgesang, J.A. (2009, July 24). “Is that a “Y” or an “U<EE< 1FE< 2FE< 3Ee<4hE”? Preliminary observations on how hand configuration data is represented in different notation systems”. PosterSign Language Corpora: Linguistic Issues workshop at University College London, London, England, July 24-25, 2009.

2008

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.

2006

Hochgesang (old married name – Guberman), 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.

Language Documentation Archives or Products

Hochgesang, J.A., O. Crasborn, and D. Lillo-Martin. (2019) ASL Signbank. New Haven, CT: Haskins Lab, Yale University. https://aslsignbank.haskins.yale.edu/

Hochgesang, J.A. & K. McAuliff (2016). An initial description of the Deaf community in Haiti and Haitian Sign Language (LSH). Sign Language Studies, 16 (2), 227-294.
(Also see LSHDoP YouTube Playlist)


Dropbox Showcases

(with more presentations, publications, links):
ELAN, SLAAASh, ASL Signbank, DeafLing, GUDA

Media
Mjitoleaji Productions. (2004). Kenyan Sign Language Dictionary Interactive CD-ROM. Mjitoleaji Productions: Kenya.

Mental Floss. (2017, September 7). Do sign languages have accents?. Retrieved from: facebook (Julie A. Hochgesang – narrator, producer)

Here is an informal site that I started with video examples of the content I cover in my classes. http://juliehochgesang.wix.com/sillx

Manuals
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.

Hochgesang, Julie (2018): Quick Guide to Stokoe Notation. figshare. Paper.

This is my short cv