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Ms U. (Ulrika) Klomp MA

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
Postal address
  • Postbus 1642
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Current:

    I’m a PhD student in the SIGN-HUB project, which focuses on “Preserving, Researching and Fostering the Linguistic, Historical and Cultural Heritage of European Deaf Signing Communities with an Integral Resource”. The project is funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 program. One of the aims is to provide descriptive grammars of six European sign languages and I am working on the one for Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). This is an exciting and challenging project since hardly any (extensive) descriptive grammars on sign languages exist so far. Therefore, a manual has been written by the COST SignGram Action IS1006 team, which functions as my guideline. The grammars will be published on an online platform, with interactive links and video examples. The first part of my project was dedicated to gathering and looking into studies that had already been done on NGT; in the second (current) part, I summarize these findings and conduct research on grammatical features that have not been investigated (extensively) yet. Two topics I've studied so far are conditional clauses and the grammatical aspects of the sign 'to-come'. Supervisors: Prof. dr. E.M. van den Bogaerde & dr. Roland Pfau.

    Past:

    2007-2010: Bachelor student Linguistics (track Sign Linguistics), University of Amsterdam
    2010-2013: Bachelor student Teacher of NGT, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
    2013-2015: Pre-master & master student Applied Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
                2014: Internship research project ‘Handy connections’, Radboud University Nijmegen
                2015: Master thesis ‘Making sense of a nonsense sign repetition task’
                (available online at the VU scriptie database)

  • Presentations
    • July 1, 2016: Poster presentation ‘Making sense of a nonsense sign repetition task’ at the Gebarentaal-in-Nederland-dag, Nijmegen.
    • Dec 1, 2016: Guest lecture on sign language linguistics for MA students Applied Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
    • April 11, 2017: Presentation together with Roland Pfau, title “Constrained variation? Lessons from sign language corpora”, held at the ACLC workshop “Constraints on variation”. 
    • July 24, 2017: Presentation on conditional clauses in NGT at the pre-conference workshop “Corpus-based approaches to sign language linguistics: Into the second decade” at the University of Birmingham.
    • Sept 23, 2017: Presentation on methods of sign language research, in the light of World Deaf Day, held at Stichting Welzijn Doven Amsterdam. 
    • Oct 23, 2017: Guest lecture on conditional clauses in NGT at the Hamburg University. 
    • Nov 24, 2017: Presentation on conditional clauses in NGT at the StuTS conference in Nijmegen. 
  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    • Kimmelman, V., Klomp, U., & Oomen, M. (2018). Where methods meet: Combining corpus data and elicitation in sign language research. In M. Bono, E. Efthimiou, S-E. Fotinea, T. Hanke, J. Hochgesang, J. Kristoffersen, J. Mesch, ... Y. Osugi (Eds.), 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Involving the Language Community: LREC 2018 Workshop : proceedings (pp. 95-100). Paris: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). [details]

    2018

    2019

    • Klomp, U. (2019). Starting to make sense: Further developing a nonsense sign repetition task. Poster session presented at LOT Winterschool, Amsterdam, .
    • Klomp, U. (2019). What has COME become? A corpusbased study into its grammatical functions in Sign Language of the Netherlands. Poster session presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 13, Hamburg, Germany.

    2018

    • Klomp, U. (2018). Starting to make sense: Further developing a nonsense sign repetition task. Poster session presented at ConSOLE 26, London, UK, .
    • Klomp, U. (2018). Starting to make sense: Further developing a nonsense sign repetition task. Poster session presented at Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (FEAST) 7, Venice, Italy.
    • Klomp, U., Kimmelman, V., & Oomen, M. (2018). Where methods meet: Combining corpus data and elicitation in sign language research. Poster session presented at 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Miyazaki, Japan.

    2017

    • Aboh, E. O., Boers-Visker, E. M., van den Bogaerde, E. M., Kimmelman, V., Klomp, U., de Lint, V., ... Pfau, R. (2017). Research group Sign Language Grammar & Typology. Poster session presented at Second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Talk / presentation

    • Oomen, M. (speaker), Pfau, R. (speaker) & Klomp, U. (speaker) (27-9-2019). On the nature of Neg-raising in Sign Language of the Netherlands, Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 13, Hamburg.
    • Klomp, U. (speaker), Oomen, M. (speaker) & Pfau, R. (speaker) (3-5-2019). Headshake patterns in Neg-raising sentences in Sign Language of the Netherlands, SignNonmanuals2, Graz.
    • Klomp, U. (speaker) (27-11-2018). Conditionals in NGT, Sign Pop-Up Nov 2018, Nijmegen.
    • Klomp, U. (speaker), Oomen, M. (speaker) & Pfau, R. (speaker) (5-9-2018). Typological aspects of negation in Sign Language of the Netherlands: Negative particles, negative modals and neg-raising, Negation in the languages of the world, Paris.
    • Klomp, U. (speaker) (19-12-2017). Gebarentaalonderzoek in Nederland, Stichting Welzijn Doven Amsterdam.
    • Klomp, U. (speaker) (24-11-2017). Conditionals in NGT: A corpus study, StuTS 62.
    • Klomp, U. (speaker) (24-7-2017). Conditional clauses in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT): A corpus study, Corpus-based Approaches to Sign Language Linguistics, Birmingham.
    • Pfau, R. (invited speaker), Kimmelman, V. (invited speaker), Klomp, U. (invited speaker), de Lint, V. (invited speaker) & Oomen, M. (invited speaker) (20-4-2017). Grammar & society: How sign linguistics benefits the Deaf community, Beyond Hearing – Cultures Overlooked, Amsterdam.
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