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LINGUIST List 16.1420

Wed May 04 2005

Confs: Ling Theories/Sign Language/Milan, Italy

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Message 1: Sign Language Linguistics and the Application of Information Technology to Sign Languages
Date: 03-May-2005
From: sandro Zucchi <alessandro.zucchiunimi.it>
Subject: Sign Language Linguistics and the Application of Information Technology to Sign Languages


Sign Language Linguistics and the Application of Information Technology to Sign
Languages
Short Title: SLL&IT

Date: 22-Jun-2005 - 24-Jun-2005
Location: Milan, Italy
Contact: Sandro Zucchi
Contact Email: alessandro.zucchiunimi.it
Meeting URL: http://filosofia.dipafilo.unimi.it/~zucchi/signavolant.html

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Language Family(ies): Sign Language
Meeting Description:

The Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and the Università degli Studi di
Milano are pleased to announce that they will host a conference on Sign language
linguistics and the application of information technology to sign languages. The
conference will take place in Milan from June 22nd to June 24th 2005.

The first part of the conference will be devoted to contributions to the study
of sign languages based on formal frameworks (or relevant to such frameworks).
The second part will be devoted to contributions illustrating current research
on applications of information technology to sign languages. This call for
papers concerns *only* the first part of the conference.


The organizing committee
(Carlo Cecchetto, Carlo Geraci, Sandro Zucchi)

QUA_SI, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOSOFIA, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

SIGNA VOLANT
Sign Language Linguistics and the Application of Information Technology to Sign
Languages.
Le lingue dei segni: teoria linguistica e applicazioni delle tecnologie
dell'informazione.

22 GIUGNO
UNIVERSITÀ DI MILANO-BICOCCA
EDIFICIO U-6, PIAZZA DELL'ATENEO NUOVO, 1, MILANO

9,30-10,00
Registration

10,00-11,00
Carol Neidle (Boston University)
''Another look at some non-manual expressions of syntactic information in
American Sign Language''

11,00-12,00
Josep Quer (ICREA and University of Barcelona)
''The behaviour of indexicals in role shift''

12,00-12,30
Coffee Break

12,30-13,30
Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam)
''Phrasal layers and prosodic spreading in sign languages''


13,30-15,00
Lunch Break


15,00-16,00
Chiara Branchini (University of Urbino/Boston University) and Caterina Donati
(University of Urbino)
''The Chinese trail: restrictive relative clauses in Italian Sign Language''

16,00-17,00
Kearsy Cormier (Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol), Adam Schembri
(Renwick College, University of Newcastle), and Martha E. Tyrone (Haskins
Laboratories)
''One hand or two: A cross-linguistic analysis of the non-native lexicon in
signed languages''

17,00-17,30
Coffee Break

17,30-18,30
Ulrike Zeshan (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen)
''Sign language typology and formal approaches to sign language research''



23 GIUGNO
UNIVERSITÀ DI MILANO-BICOCCA
EDIFICIO U-6, PIAZZA DELL'ATENEO NUOVO, 1, MILANO

10,00-11,00
Diane Brentari (Purdue University)
''A cross-linguistic analysis of sign language classifier constructions''

11,00-12,00
Stephen Parkhurst (Summer Institute of Linguistics, Spain)
''Optimality theory and formational constraints for signed languages''

12,00-12,30
Coffee Break

12,30-13,30
Markus Steinbach (University of Mainz)
''Morphosyntactic aspects of agreement in sign languages''


13,30-14,45
Lunch Break


14,45-15,45
Christian Vogler (Gallaudet University)
''Computer-based analysis of American Sign Language''

15,45-16,25
Thomas Hanke (University of Hamburg)
''Towards sign language resources: From empirical data to an HPSG lexicon for
German Sign Language''

16,25-17,00
Coffee Break

17,00- 17,40
Galini Sapountzaki (University of Thessaly), Eleni Efthimiou (Institute for
Language and Speech Processing, Athens), and Stavroula-Evita Fotinea (Institute
for Language and Speech Processing, Athens)
''Synthesis of Greek Sign Language inflectional and syntactic movement''

17,40-18,40
Carol Neidle (Boston University) and Dimitris Metaxas (Rutgers University),
''Linguistically-based computational methods for American Sign Language
recognition''



24 GIUGNO
UNIVERSITÀ DI MILANO
AULA MAGNA, VIA FESTA DEL PERDONO 7, MILANO

10-10,40
Claudio Baj and Marco Consolati (Cooperativa Alba, Turin)
''Metodo C'è. A multimedial tool to learn Italian Sign Language''

10,40 - 11,30 Maria Mertzani (University of Bristol)
''Initial Perceptions of Computer-Mediated Communication Technology in Sign
Language Teaching and Learning''

11,30-12,00
Coffee Break

12,00 - 12,40 Boris Lenseigne and Patrice Dalle (IRIT-UPS)
''A Tool for Sign Language Analysis through Signing Space representation''


12,40-15,00
Lunch Break


15,00-15,40 Trude Schermer (Dutch Sign Language Centre, )
''Sign Language planning and policies: the role of a national sign language
database''

15,40-16,30 Michiko Kaneko (Bristol University)
''Visual density in the rhythmic structure of sign language poetry''


16,30-17,15
Coffee Break

PLENARY TALK/COMUNICAZIONE CONCLUSIVA

17,15-18,15
Harlan Lane (North Eastern University, Boston)
''Ethnicity, Ethics, and the Deaf-World''
''Etnicità, etica e il mondo dei Sordi''

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF THE CONFERENCE
The participation to the conference is free. The official languages of the first
two days of the conference (June 22 and June 23) are English and International
Sign Language. Interpreting services will be provided for these two languages.
The official languages of the last day of the conference (June 24) are English,
International Sign Language and Italian Sign Language. Interpreting services
will be provided for these three languages.

WEB SITE OF THE CONFERENCE
http://filosofia.dipafilo.unimi.it/~zucchi/signavolant.html


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