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Mon Jun 19 2006

Confs: Deaf Sign Lang/Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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        1.    Josep Quer, Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9


Message 1: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9
Date: 18-Jun-2006
From: Josep Quer <josep.querub.edu>
Subject: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9


Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9
Short Title: TISLR 9

Date: 06-Dec-2006 - 09-Dec-2006
Location: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Contact: Ronice Müller de Quadros
Contact Email: tislr9tislr9.ufsc.br
Meeting URL: http://www.tislr9.ufsc.br/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Deaf Sign Language
Meeting Description:

TISLR (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research) is the most important
international conference in Sign Language Linguistics and the official research
meeting of the Sign Language Linguistics Society.

The organization of TISLR 9 is happy to announce the TISLR 9 program. The list
of talks and posters, as well as all the relevant information about the event is
now available at http://www.tislr9.ufsc.br

Please, make this information public to everyone that may be interested to come
to Brazil in order to attend the conference!

THEORETICAL ISSUES IN SIGN LANGUAGE RESEARCH 9
Florianopolis, Brazil
6-9 December 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

08:30
Registration and distribution of material

10:30
Formal opening session

11:00
Opening conference
Sign language archeology: Integrating historical linguistics with fieldwork on
young sign languages. Ted Supalla (University of Rochester)

12:00
Lunch break

13:00
The reationship between pronominal agreement and eye gaze in ASL. Robin Thompson
and Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University)

13:40
Diachronic lexical change in Flemish Sign Language Katrien Van Milders

14:20
The non-(existent) native signer: Sign language research in a small Deaf
population. Brendan Costello, Javier Fernandéz Landaluce and Alazne Landa (Paseo
de la Universidad)

15:00
Short term memory and sign languages: Reduced resources and full languages.
Carlo Geraci, Marta Gozzi,Costanza Papagno and Carlo Cecchetto (Università degli
Studi di Milano-Bicocca)

15:40
Do mouths sign? Bencie Woll

16:20
Coffee break

16:50
Perspective in signed language narratives: Data from the Pear Stories. Sherman
Wilcox and Erin Wilkinson (University of New Mexico)

17:30
A masked primed lexical decision study of American Sign Language. Gaurav Mathur
(Haskins Laboratories), Catherine Best and Brooke Sahlin

18:10
Deixis, anaphora and highly iconic structures: Cross-linguistic evidence on
American (ASL), French (LSF) and Italian (LIS) signed languages. Erin Wilkinson
(Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico, USA), Paolo Rossini (Rome
State Institute for the Deaf), Marie-Anne Sallandre (University of Paris) and
Elena Pizzuto (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National
Research Council, Italy)

18:50
Investigating sociolinguistic variation in New Zealand Sign Language. David
McKee and Rachel McKee (Victoria University of Wellington)

19:30
Opening night cocktail

Thursday, December 07, 2006

8:30
Images of Deafness in sign language poetry. Rachel Sutton-Spence (Bristol
University)

9:10
It's not over till it's over: Realising British Sign Language. Graham H. Turner
(Heriot-Watt University)

9:50
Cultural activity

10:00
The acquisition of sign constructions expressing object manipulation in Swedish
Sign Language. Pia Simper-Allen (University of Stockholm)

10:40
Gesture verbs: Cognitive-visual mechanisms of ''classifier verbs'' in Norwegian
Sign Language. Sonja Erlenkamp (University of Oslo)

11:20
Cultural activity

11:30
A geometrical approach to formalising lexeme description in sign languages.
Michael Fillhol and Annelies Braffort

12:10
Lunch break

13:00
What are indicators of question in ASL and tactile ASL? Valerie Divelu
(Gallaudet University ) and Karen Petronio (Eastern Kentucky University)

13:40
Factors influencing child CODA's early bilingual language acquisition. Anne E.
Baker and B. van den Bogaerde (University of Amsterdam)

14:20
Cultural activity

14:30
The morphological realization of semantic fields. Irit Meir (University of Haifa)

15:10
Perspective and the use of signing space: Spatial strategies in descriptive
discourse . Anna-Lena Nilsson (Stockholm University)

15:50
Cultural activity

16:00
Variation in sign languages: Reexamining the role of the phonological
environment. Robert Bayley (University of Texas, San Antonio) and Ceil Lucas
(Gallaudet University)

16:40
Child directed signing in ASL and children's development of joint attention.
Ginger Pizer and Richard P. Meier (University of Texas at Austin)

17:20
Poster session with coffee break

18:20
Conference
Modality effects in linguistics studies. Richard Meier (University of Texas)

20:30
Cultural Activity: Teatro Brasileiro Surdo (Deaf Performance)

Friday, December 08, 2006

8:30
The Sociolinguistic variation in Australian Sign Language Project: Grammatical
and lexical variation. Adam Schembri (Macquarie University and The University of
Newcastle) Trevor Johnston (Macquarie University)

9:10
Adamorobe Sign Language - the notion of 'Deaf community' in sign language
evolution. Victoria Nyst (University of Amsterdam)

9:50
Cultural Activity

10:00
Narrative development in German Sign Language and Written Language:
Developmental asynchronies and language contact. Carolina Plaza Pust and Knut
Weinmeiste (Universitaet Frankfurt am Main)

10:40
The development of auxiliaries in sign languages Roland Pfau and Markus
Steinbach (University of Amsterdam and University of Mainz)

11:20
Cultural activity

11:30
VOICE IN HAND: Code mixing in early bimodals. Chiara Branchini, Caterina Donati
and Cristina Pierantozzi (Università di Urbino)

12:10
Lunch break

13:00
The native advantage: The role of parental input in ASL acquisition in deaf
children of deaf and hearing families. Brenda Schick (University of Colorado)
and Robert Hoffmeister (Boston University)

13:40
Perception of linguistic and non-linguistic biological motion in Deaf signers
and hearing non-signers. Heather Knapp and David Corina (University of Washington)

14:20
Cultural activity

14:30
Frames of reference in German Sign Language. Pamela Perniss (Max Planck
Institute for Psycholinguistics)

15:10
Agreement Verbs in Korean Sign Language (KSL). Sung-Eun Hong

15:50
Modal constructions of possibility in two sign languages: ASL e LSC. Sherman
Wilcox and Maria Josep Jarque (Universitat de Barcelona)

16:30
The categorical nature of ASL pronoun locations. Kevin Russell and Terry Janzen
(University of Manitoba)

17:10
Poster session with coffee break

18:10
Conference
Roots, leaves and branches: The typology of sign languages. Ulrike Zeshan
(Max-Planck-Institut for Psycholinguistics)

20:30
Conference dinner (ticket required)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

8:30
The development of metalinguistic skills in Deaf children: The acquisition of
synonyms and antonyms in ASL. Sarah Fish, Rebecca, Willians, McVey, Robert
Hoffmeister (Boston University)

9:10
The face of bimodal bilingualism. Jennie E. Pyers and Karen Emmorey (San Diego
State University)

19:50
Cultural activity

10:00
Acquisition of verb agreement in Hong Kong Sign Language. Gladys Tang,
Scholastica Lam, Felix Sze and Prudence Lau (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

10:40
Phonologic acquisition in Brazilian Sign Language. Lodenir Becker Karnopp
(Universidade Luterana do Brasil)

11:20
Cultural activity

11:30
Conference
ASL Constructions and Blending. Paul Dudis (Gallaudet University)

12:30
Lunch break

13:00
NAME dropping: Location variation in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Adam
Schembri, Trevor Johnston and Della Goswell (Macquarie University)

13:40
Parsing complex sentences on form and meaning: Nonmanual features and syntactic
structure in deaf children's homesign systems. Amy L. Franklin and Marie Coppola
(University of Chicago)

14:20
Handshape in L2 ASL: Effects of markedness and transfer. Deborah Chen Pichler
(Gallaudet University)

15:00
Cultural activity

15:10
A cross-linguistic study of word segmentation in ASL and HZJ . Diane Brentari
and Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University)

15:50
The body as subject. Irit Meir, Carol Padden, Wendy Sandler and Mark Aronoff
(University of Haifa)

16:30
Coffee break

17:00
SLLS general meeting

18:00
Closing conference
Sign language acquisition studies: Past, present and future. Diane Lillo-Martin
(University of Connecticut)

ALTERNATES

1. Back to back(wards) and moving on: on agreement, auxiliaries and verb classes
in sign languages
Ronice Muller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) and Josep Quer
(ICREA &Universitat de Barcelona)

2. Manual prosodic cues: palm-up and pointing signs
Els van der Kooji, Onno Crasborn & Johan Ros (Radboud University Nijmegen)

3. Aspectual morphemes across signed languages
Christian Rathmann (The Ohio State University)

4. The effects of register on the production of an ASL text
David Quinto-Pozos, Sarika Mehta, & Wanette Reynolds

5. Word order in LSE declarative sentences: the pragmatic functions of topic and
focus
Esperanza Morales-López (University of A Coruña)
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