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Full Title: Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory

Short Title: Venice FEAST
Location: Venice, Italy
Start Date: 09-Jun-2014 - 11-Jun-2014
Contact: Chiara Branchini
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://virgo.unive.it/venicefeast/
Meeting Description: The third meeting of the 'Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory' (FEAST) colloquium will take place at the University of Venice on June 9-10-11, 2014. FEAST is the conference of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action 'Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage'. For information about this COST Action: http://parles.upf.edu/en/content/cost-signgram.

FEAST is a regular forum to discuss formal approaches to sign language grammar (in particular in the generative tradition), experimental approaches to sign languages, and their interaction.

The keynote speakers of Venice FEAST 2014 will be:

Rachel Mayberry (University of California San Diego)
Stephen McCullough (San Diego State University)
Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam)

The languages of the conference will be English and ASL/IS. Interpreting between ASL/IS and English will be provided.

The conference email: venicefeast@unive.it
Conference web page: http://virgo.unive.it/venicefeast/

Presently we expect participation to the conference to be free.

A Summer School in Formal Approaches to Sign Language Linguistics sponsored by COST SignGram action will take place immediately before the FEAST Colloquium. To discover more, visit the official website: http://virgo.unive.it/costsummerschool/.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Sign Language
LL Issue: 25.779

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