Angoua Jean-Jacques Tano

Postgraduate diploma in 2009; MA in 2008; BA in 2008 in General Linguistics from the University Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. I worked as Research Assistant in 2009 and 2014 respectively in the project Documentation de la Langue des Signes Malienne (LaSiMa) and the NWO, VENI project: The role of hearing signers in the use of iconic structures in sign languages. Since 2016, I have been working as a sign language interpreter for deaf students in a secondary school in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. My research interests are sign language endangerment, documentation and also description. I defended my PhD dissertation ''Etude d'une langue des signes émergente de Côte d'Ivoire: l'exemple de la Langue des Signes de Bouakako (LaSiBo)'' in November 2016 at Leiden University. As part of my PhD project, I have compiled a digital video corpus, annotated in ELAN, of Bouakako Sign Language, containing over 30 hours of data with 7 deaf and 2 hearing signers.

I currently work as researcher in the project ''Language socialization in deaf families in Africa'' led by Dr. Victoria Nyst, Leiden University, LUCL.

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