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Director, American Sign Language Program at Northeastern University

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“CALI Language Analysis Team Procedure and Findings,” featuring MJ Bienvenu

This half-hour, pre-recorded presentation describes the work of a five-member Language Analysis Team that analyzed samples of atypical ASL from various populations of signers and determined indicants and descriptors of atypical language.

No registration is required to view the presentation. Simply click on the video below to access the webinar.

CEUs: CALI will process CEUs for this webinar quarterly. We will submit information to RID at the end of March, June, September, and December. To earn CEUs, you will be required to complete a brief 4-question quiz at the end of the presentation and earn a minimum score of 3/4. The link to the quiz is below the video. As long as your total score on the quiz is at least 3/4, .05 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by Northeastern University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor. If you do not meet the minimum score requirement, you are welcome to watch the webinar again and re-take the quiz.

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After viewing the presentation, click on the following link to request CEUs:

Webinar Post-Test and CEU Request

Remembering Dennis Cokely (1946-2018)

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the news of our beloved Dennis Cokely’s unexpected passing. Dennis was CALI’s Principal Investigator and Director of the ASL Program at Northeastern University. We are heartbroken and struggling to find the right words to express the depth of our sadness and grief. 

One of the most beautiful facets of this community is our ability to come together in times of need. We celebrate together during the highs and we hold tight to one another during the lows. Please reach out to one another. This news will undoubtedly find many of us in need of support.

This loss leaves a major void, not only for CALI, but in our hearts. Dennis was a wonderful boss, teacher, mentor, and friend, and we will miss him dearly.