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Conference Information

Full Title: 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition

Short Title: ICSLA2015
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Start Date: 01-Jul-2015 - 03-Jul-2015
Contact: Anne Baker
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Meeting Description: After a successful first meeting in Lisbon in May 2011, it was decided to make this conference a triennial event. The next meeting of the International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition (ICSLA2015) will therefore be held in Amsterdam on July 1 to July 3, 2015: three full days of presentations. The conference languages will be English and International Sign.

Keynote speakers are prof. Gladys Tang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), dr. Robin Thomson (University of Birmingham and prof. Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen).

The meeting will cover all linguistic aspects of first and second sign language acquisition and include bilingual/bimodal acquisition, atypical populations, sociolinguistic aspects including emergence, diagnostic instruments, methodology and archiving, processing, and literacy in a sign language. There will be both signed or spoken plenary presentations as well as poster sessions. There will be no parallel sessions. Poster sessions form an important part of the conference and provide an opportunity to show and share data also via laptops. On Friday afternoon the focus will be on SL1 and SL2 acquisition in relation to education, with posters, activities and exchange of ideas between practitioners and researchers.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
Subject Language Family: Sign Language
LL Issue: 25.3827

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