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  1. josep.quer, Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8

Message 1: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 05:02:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: josep.quer <>
Subject: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8

Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8 
Short Title: TISLR 8 

Date: 30-Sep-2004 - 02-Oct-2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Josep Quer
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Sign Language 
Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2004 

Meeting Description:

''Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research'' (TISLR) aims at
bringing together researchers in Sign Language Phonology, Morphology,
Syntax, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics,
Sociolinguistics and Discourse.

Universitat de Barcelona
September 30 - October 2 2004



Sept. 30th

8.45-9.15: Registration
9.15-9.30: Opening
9.30-10.10: Complex predicates involving events, time and aspect: Is
this why sign languages look so similar? - Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue
10.10-10.40: Segmentation in the expression of motion events in
co-speech gesture,
Nicaraguan Sign Language (NSL) and Spanish Sign Language (LSE) - Ann
Senghas (Barnard College of Columbia University) and Sarah Littman
(Fordham University)
10.40-11.10: The morphosyntax of verbs of motion in serial
constructions: a crosslinguistic study in three signed languages - Elena
Benedicto (Purdue University), Sandra Cvejanov (Universidad Nacional del
Comahue) and Josep Quer (Icrea - Universitat de Barcelona)
11.10-11.40: Break
11.40-12.10: Blinks and Intonational Phrases in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Felix Sze (University of Bristol)
12.10-12.50: Prosodic features of focus in NGT - Els van der Kooij
(Katholicke Universiteit van Nijmegen), Wim Emmerik (Katholicke
Universiteit van Nijmegen) and Onno Crasborn (Katholicke Universiteit
van Nijmegen)
12.50-15.00: Lunch time
15.00-15.40: Phonetic realization of multiple copies in American and
Brazilian Sign Languages - Jairo Nunes (Universidade Estadual de
Campinas) and Ronice Müller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa
15.40-16.10: Factual and Counterfactual Conditionalsin Israeli Sign
Language - Svetlana Dachkovsky
16.10-16.40: The Encoding of Spatial Information in Speech/Gesture and
Signed Language - Sarah Taub (Gallaudet University), Pilar Piñar
(Gallaudet University) and Dennis Galvan (Gallaudet University)
16.40-17.00: Break
17.00-18.00: POSTER SESSION
18.00-19.00: INVITED LECTURE: Spatial grammar in signed and spoken
languages - Irit Meir (The University of Haifa)

Oct. 1st

9.00-9.40: The neural systems underlying the recognition of linguistic
and emotional facial expressions - Stephen McCullough (University of
California, San Diego) and Karen Emmorey (The Salk Institute for
Biological Studies)
9.40-10.10: Sign Phonetics and the Motor System: Implications from
Parkinson�Euro(tm)s Desease - Bencie Woll (City University London) and Martha
Tyrone (City University London)
10.10-10.40: How Children Learn Signs for Objects: Testing the Nature of
Unimodal Mappings - Aaron Shield (The University of Texas at Austin),
Kate Shaw (The University of Texas at Austin), A.J. Wright (The
University of Texas at Austin), Keith Gora (The University of Texas at
Austin), Leslie B. Cohen (The University of Texas at Austin) and Richard
P. Meier (The University of Texas at Austin)
10.40-11.10: Break
11.10-11.40: Structure And Acquisition Of Focus Constructions In ASL And
LSB - Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut) and Ronice Müller
de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
11.40-12.40: INVITED LECTURE: Word Order Issues in Sign Language
Acquisition: Then and Now - Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University)
12.40-15.00: Lunch time
15.00-15.30: From symbol to system: The development of number signs in
Nicaraguan Sign Language - Shira Katseff (Columbia University)
15.30-16.00: Argument Structure in a New Sign Language - Wendy Sandler
(The University of Haifa), Mark Aronoff (State University of New York 
Stony Brook), Irit Meir (The University of Haifa), Carol Padden
(University of California, San Diego)
16.00-16.40: The functions and use of sign language classifiers - Inge
Zwitserlood (Universiteit Utrecht)
16.40-17.00: Break
17.00-18.00: POSTER SESSION
18.00: BUSINESS MEETING: Sign Language and Linguistics Society

Oct. 2nd

9.00-9.30: Features of Timing Units in Sign Language Phonology - Robert
E. Johnson (Gallaudet University) and Scott K. Liddell (Gallaudet
9.30-10.00: Undershoot of ASL Locations in Fast Signing - Claude E. Mauk
(Rice University) and Bj�rn Lindblom (Stockholm University and the
University of Texas at Austin)
10.00-10.30: A finger hierarchy in handshape phonology - Christopher
Miller (Gallaudet University)
10.30-11.00: Break
11.00-11.30: A cross-linguistic quantitative analysis of dependence
between phonological parameteres - Lorna Rozelle (University of
11.30-12.00: Linguistic interference in a contact situation: examples
from ASL and LSM - David Quinto-Pozos (University of Pittsburgh)
12.00-12.30: Power to the people: empowerment through engagement in sign
sociolinguistics and language planning - Graham H. Turner (University of
Central Lancashire)
12.30-15.00: Lunch time
15.00-15.30: The gestural origins of verb agreement morphology in signed
languages - Shannon Casey (University of California, San Diego)
15.30-16.00: Eye gaze and verb agreement in ASL - Robin Thompson
(University of California, San Diego) and Karen Emmorey (The Salk
Institute for Biological Studies)
16.00-16.20: Break
16.20-17.20: POSTER SESSION
17.20-18.20: INVITED LECTURE: The Typology of Verbs in Signed Languages
- Gaurav Mathur (Yale University) and Christian Rathmann (The University
of Texas at Austin)


Sept. 30th

Point Buoys: The weak Hand as a Visible Referential Point For Time and
Space- Brita Bergman (Stockholm University), Marit Vogt-Svendsen
(University of Oslo)

Pointing in bimodal, bilingual acquisition: a longitudinal study of
LSF-French bilingual child- Marion Blondel (Universit� de Rouen),
Laurie Tuller (University of Tours)

The motivation of phonological elements: the phonology-semantics
interface in Flemish Sign Language- Eline Demey (University of Ghent)

Short-term memory for position and hemisphere advantage in hearing and
deaf signers and nonsigners- Allegra Cattani (University of Plimouth),
J. Clibbens (University of Plimouth)

Exploring the grammatical and functional relationships between spoken
language and signed language in bimodal usage in the acquisition process
- Anne E. Baker (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Beppie van den Bogaerde
(Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Loss of indexicality with plural pronouns: Motoric and linguistic
explanations- Kearsy Cormier (University of Bristol)

Influence of phonological parameters on Spanish sign language processing
- Eva Gutierrez (Universidad de La Laguna), Manuel Carreiras
(Universidad de La Laguna), David Corina (University of Washington)

Valence of Affect Verbs in American Sign Language- Jean Gordon
(Gallaudet University), Miako Villanueva (Gallaudet University)

What�Euro(tm)s in a sign? Theoretical lessons from practical sign language
lexicography- Reiner Konrad (University of Hamburg), Susanne K�nig
(University of Hamburg), Gabriele Langer (University of Hamburg), Jens
Hessmann (University of Magdeburg).

Constructed Action and Constructed Dialogue in ASL Narrative Discourse-
Melanie Metzger (Gallaudet University), Susan Mather (Gallaudet

Computational Synthesis of Signing- J. K. W. Crombie-Smith (University
of Birmingham), W.H. Edmondson (University of Birmingham)

Clausal Equations in American Sign Language- Elaine Grolla (University
of Connecticut)

Signs of Success: How Irish Sign Language Interpreters cope with
language contact, gender variation and generational difference in
Ireland- Lorraine Leeson (University of Dublin, Trinity College)

The acquisition of classifiers in British Sign Language as an L1-
Isabelle Barriere (John Hopkins University and University of
Hertfordshire), Gary Morgan (City University), Bencie Woll (City

A Nonmanual Marking the Perfect Tenses in ASL- Donovan Grose (Purdue

The Sociohistorical Context for Lexical Variation in ASL- Ceil Lucas
(Gallaudet University)

Differences between 'six', 'sechs' and '6':A cross-linguistic study of
number processing with DGS and ASL- Wiebke Iversen (University of
Cologne), Jill Morford (University of New Mexico), HC Nuerk
(University Hospital RWTH Aachen), Klaus Willmes (University Hospital
RWTH Aachen)

European Cultural Heritage Online (ECHO): publishing sign language data
on the internet- Onno Crasborn (Universiteit van Nijmegen), Johanna
Mesch (Universiteit van Nijmegen), Els Van der Kooij (Universiteit van

Deficient pro vs. pro: Null arguments in the acquisition of German Sign
Language- Barbara Hanel (Staatsinstitut f�r Schulpdagogik und

Discourse patterns in Norwegian classrooms with deaf pupils - Arnfinn M.
Vonen (University of Oslo and Skadalen Resource Center), Oddvar Hjulstad
(University of Oslo and Skadalen Resource Center)

The emergence of reference to self and others by INDEX- Marianna
Hatzopoulou (University of Athens), Brita Bergman (Stockholm
University), Athina Zoniou-Sideri (University of Athens)

Oct. 1st

The Dominance Condition Reconsidered- Rachel Channon (University of

Some Sensitive Period Effects on First Language Acquisition- Stephanie
Berk (University of Pittsburgh), Diane Lillo-Martin (University of

Towards sign language resources: Extending an HPSG lexicon for German
Sign Language from empirical data- Thomas Hanke (University of Hamburg)

Tracing the Family Tree: Tree-Reconstruction of Two Sign Language
Families- Mike Morgan (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)

Language and theory of mind: how early exposure to sign language impacts
on deaf children's metacognitive development and solving skills- Cyril
Courtin (Universit� de Caen and Universit� Paris V), Anne-Marie Melot
(Universit� de Caen and Universit� Paris V)

What phonological knowledge underlies sign processing?-Rachel I.
Mayberry (McGill University), Pamela Witcher (University of Maryland
University College)

Aphasia in a bilingual user of BSL and English: Effects of Cross
Linguistic Cues- Jane Marshall (City University London), Jo Atkinson
(City University London), Alice Thacker (St. George's Hospital Medical
School, London), Bencie Woll (City University London)

Head Movement and Head Position in Japanese Sign Language- Yasuhiro
Ishira (National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with disabilities,

Donde no hay Escuela/Where there is no School: The Mexican Sign Language
Network and Language Transmission across Generations- Claire Ramsey
(University of California, San Diego), Fabiola Ruiz B. (Instituto
Pedagogico para Problemas de Lenguaje, M�xico)

Does the Right Hand Know What the Left Hand is Doing?- Anna-Lena
Nilsson (Stockholm University)

Quantitative approach to investigate rhythmic grouping in Japanese Sign
Language- Saori Tanaka (Chiba University, University of Connecticut),
Harry Van der Hulst (University of Connecticut)

Oscillators in early sign production- Claude E. Mauk (Rice University),
Richard Meier (The University of Texas at Austin)

An integrated linguistic-computational approach to automatic sign
recognition- Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University), Avinash Kak (Purdue

Reconsidering Number Agreement in Hong Kong Sign Language- Scholastica
Lam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

The Construal of Passive Events in Irish Sign Language (ISL)- Lorraine
Leeson (University of Dublin, Trinity College), John I. Saeed
(University of Dublin, Trinity College)

Anaphora, role shift and polyphony in Belgian sign language- Laurence
Meurant (Facult�s Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix)

Cognitive Abilities and Skills of Deaf Signers with Deaf Parents vs.
Hearing Parents compared to Hearing Non-signers- Florian Kramer (RWTH
Aachen University), Klaudia Grote (RWTH Aachen University), Horst
Sieprath (RWTH Aachen University)

The Effects of Language, Culture and Embodiment on Signed Stories-
Paula Marentette (Augustana University College), Natasha Tuck
(University of Alberta), Elena Nicoladis (University of Alberta), Simone
Pika (University of Alberta)

Sign bilingual education in Spain: current issues and proposals for the
future- Carolina Plaza (University of Frankfurt), Victoia Gras (La
Trobe University), Esperanza Morales (Universidad de la Corua)

Verbs of motion in Adamorobe Sign Language- Victoria Nyst (Universiteit
van Amsterdam)

Oct. 2nd

On grammaticalization: Do sign languages follow the well-trodden paths?
- Roland Pfau (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Markus Steinbach (Johannes
Gutenberg-Universit�t, Mainz)

>From seeing to knowing: the emergence of language for expressing mental
states in Nicaraguan Sign Language- Jennie E. Pyers (University of
California, Berkeley), Ann Senghas (Barnard College)

What makes the acquisition of classifiers predicates so difficult?-
Gladys Tang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Felix Sze (University
of Bristol), Scholastica Lam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Topics in ISL (Israeli sign language) are not topicalized- Ofra
Rosenstein (Haifa University)

On the lexical specification in classifier verbs of motion: evidence
from Australian Sign Language, Taiwanese Sign Language, and non-signer's
gestures- Adam Schembri (University of Newcastle), Caroline Jones
(University of Western Sydney), Denis Burnham (University of Western

The acquisition of English literacy skills by deaf adults in a bilingual
classroom setting in India - Ulrike Zeshan (Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen), Sibaji Panda (Ali Yavar Jung National
Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai)

It aint what you sign, it's the way that you sign it - Pragmatics and
politeness in British Sign Language- Gary Austin Quinn (University of
Central Lancashire)

Predicting Contact in Hong Kong Sign Language- Ying Wai Wong (The
Chinese University of Hong Kong), Gladys Tang (The Chinese University of
Hong Kong)

Locative relationships in ASL: The development of polycomponential
predicates in deaf children- Brenda Schick (University of Colorado),
Anne Marie Baer (University of Colorado), Kim Brown Kurz, Nancy
Bridenbaugh (University of Hawaii), Debbie Golos (University of

Phonological Deletion in American Sign Language- Travas Young
(Gallaudet University), Marie A. Nadolske (Gallaudet University),
Jennifer Fuller (Gallaudet University)

Cross-Linguistic Analysis of Metaphor and Metonymy in Signed Languages -
Phyllis Perrin Wilcox (The University of New Mexico)

The Semantics and Grammatical Status of Three different realizations of
geven (GIVE): directional verb, polymorphemic construction and
auxiliary/Preposition- Mieke Van Herreweghe (Ghent University), Myriam
Vermeerbergen (Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders/Vrije Universiteit

An Ethnographic Research into the West Flemish Deaf Community- Mieke
Van Herreweghe (Ghent University), Filip Verhelst (Royal Institute
Spermalie, Bruges)

How similar is the use of space across sign languages? A comparison of
the use of sign space to describe space in Turkish and German Sign
Language- Pamela Perniss (Max Planck Institut for Psycholinguistics,
Nijmegen), Asli Ozyurek (Max Planck Institut for Psycholinguistics and
Koc University, Istanbul)

The Case of the four What's: The Distribution and position of WHAT in
ASL- Sandra Wood (University of Connecticut)

The linguistic status of finger wiggling in Chinese Sign Language
interrogatives- Jun Hui Yang (School for the Deaf, Beijing)

>From Home Sign to Sign Language: The Case of Mauritian Sign Language -
Dany Adone (Heinrich Heine Universit�t)

Sign language typology: Possessive constructions in sign languages-
Ulrike Zeshan (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)

Cross-linguistic Workshop on Sign Language Classifier Constructions

Sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the Institut
d'Estudis Catalans

Barcelona, September 29th, 2004
Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Carrer del Carme, 47


Morning Session

9:00-9:45 Susan Fischer (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) He,
she and someone: restrictions on indexical classifiers in NS
9:45-10:30 Petra Eccarius (Purdue University) Cross-linguistic study of
two-handed, sign languages classifiers: handshape restrictions
10:30-11:15 Diane Brentari and Robin Shay (Purdue University) A
Cross-linguistic study of two-handed, sign languages classifiers:
Prosodic restrictions

11:15-11:30 break

11:30-12:15 Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen (University of Copenhagen)
Standardization and productivity in ''classifier constructions'': a
cross-linguistic comparison
12:15-1 Discussion


Afternoon Session

3:00-3:45 Lars Wallin (University of Stockholm) Using agentive
classifiers: A typological study
3:45-4:30 Penny Boyes Braem (Forschungszentrum f�r Geb�rdensprache,
Basel Anuschka Curau, University of Bern) A comparison of
speech-accompanying gestures and sign language classifiers: a pilot
study with Swiss German hearing speakers and deaf signers
4:30-5:15 Gladys Tang (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Event
boundedness in Hong Kong Sign Language

5:15-5:30 break

5:30-6:15 Inge Zwitserlood (UiL OTS, Utrecht University / Viataal) The
functions and use of sign language classifiers
6:15-7 Discussion and Closing Remarks

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