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Mon Apr 21 2008

Confs: Sign Language, Phonetics, Phonology/USA

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Message 1: First SignTyp Conference
Date: 20-Apr-2008
From: Rachel Channon <SignTypuconn.edu>
Subject: First SignTyp Conference
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First SignTyp Conference

Date: 26-Jun-2008 - 28-Jun-2008
Location: Storrs, CT, USA
Contact: Rachel Channon
Contact Email: signtypuconn.edu
Meeting URL: http://linguistics.uconn.edu/sign/

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Language Family(ies): Sign Language
Meeting Description:

The First SignTyp Conference on the phonetics and phonology of sign languages
will be held from June 26 to 28, 2008, at the University of Connecticut at
Storrs. The conference will be devoted to theoretical aspects of sign
languages, specifically in phonetics and phonology.

Although the conference is now closed for talks, posters may still be submitted
up to June 1, 2008.

Further information may be found at:
http://linguistics.uconn.edu/sign/index.html

The conference is supported by a NSF grant (BCS-0544944) the aim of which is to
establish a crosslinguistic sign phonology and phonetics database. Van der
Hulst and Channon are the principle investigators on this project.

Program:

June 26 Thursday

9.00-9.45
Harry van der Hulst
Opening Talk

9.45-10.30
Rachel Channon
What is SignTyp?

11.00-11.30
Cecily Whitworth
Phonetics and Natural Classes in Signed Languages

11.30-12.00
Martha Tyrone & Claude Mauk
Sign Lowering In ASL: The Phonetics of Wonder

12.00-12.30
Traci Weast
Properties of Eyebrow Movement in Signed Questions: A Quantitative Approach

14.00-14.45
Thomas Hanke & Rie Nishio
Testing Phonological Hypotheses Against Sign Language Corpora Without Direct
Phonological Annotation

14.45-15.30
Trevor Johnston
Integrating Lexical Information into Sign Language Databases and Corpora

15.50-16.35
Jean Ann, James Myers & Jane Tsay
Influences on Phonological Processing in Taiwan Sign Language

16.35-17.20
Joe Mak & Gladys Tang Movement - Simultaneity And Dynamicity In The Phonological
System of Hong Kong Sign Language

17.20-18.05
Gary Morgan
The Segmentation of Sign Language: Transitions Between Signs

June 27 Friday

9.00-9.45
Gaurav Mathur
Primed Phonological Matching in American Sign Language

9.45-10.30
Ulrike Zeshan
Grammatical and Phonological Words in Sign Languages - Affixes And Clitics

11.00-11.30
Ayça Müge Sevinç
Interaction Between Syntax and Prosody

11.30-12.00
Michael Grosvald & David Corina
An Investigation of Location-to-Location Coarticulation in American Sign Language

12.00-12.30
Kathryn Hansen
ASL Movement Phonemes And Allophones

14.00-14.45
Richard Meier, Ginger Pizer & Kathleen Shaw
Child Directed Signing

14.45-15.30
Wendy Sandler
Is Phonology Necessary for Language?

15.50-16.35
Bencie Woll
Phonological Processing in Deaf Signers and the Impact of Age of First Language
Acquisition

16.35-17.20
Lodenir Becker Karnopp
Considerations on the Phonological Acquisition of Signs

17.20-18.05
Ann Senghas and Shira Katseff
Competing Forces Behind the Form of Nicaraguan Sign Language Number Signs

June 28 Saturday

9.00-9.45
Onno Crasborn
The Resting Hand

9.45-10.30
David Corina
Handshape Monitoring in American Sign Language: Effects of Concurrent
Articulation and Phonological Markedness

11.00-11.30
Petra Eccarius
A Constraint-Based Account of Distributional Differences in Handshapes

11.30-12.00
Okan Kubu? & Annette Hohenberger
The Phonetics and Phonology of Two Handed Signs in TID (Turkish Sign Language)

12.00-12.30
Leila Boutora & Charalampos Karypidis
Are Handshapes Phonemic? Categorical Vs. Sensory Perception in Signed Languages

14.00-14.45
Rachel Channon
Frequency Characteristics of Signs

14.45-15.30
Diane Brentari
The Arbitrary Distribution of Propertiesin Sign Language Handshapes

15.50-16.35
Susan Fischer
Marked Handshapes in Asian Sign Languages

16.35-17.20
Christian Rathmann & Gaurav Mathur
Constraints on Numeral Incorporation in Signed Languages

17.20-18.05
Harry van der Hulst
Summary and Discussion

Posters:
Daisuke Sasaki
How Should We Define ''Similar'' Signs?: A Preliminary Study

Carina Cruz
Proposal of an Instrument to Assess the Phonological Awareness, Parameter
Handshape, of Brazilian Sign Language Deaf Children Signers

Samuel Supalla, Jody H. Cripps and Cecile McKee
Revealing Sound in the Signed Medium Through an Alphabetic System

Stephen Parkhurst
Phonology, The Ebb And Flow of Two Great Forces

Stephen Parkhurst
The Role of the Input Structure in Sign Language Phonology

Andrea Lackner
''Palm-Up'' and ''Touching'' in Austrian Sign Language - Two Interactive
Elements at the Transition Relevance Place in the Turn-taking Process

Yutaka Osugi and Ted Supalla
Designing an Ecological Model for Sign Language Phonology

Ted Supalla, Patricia Clark, Donald S. Metlay & Betsy Hicks McDonald
The Contribution of Historical Corpus Research to Comparative Phonology
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