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LINGUIST List 20.2980

Fri Sep 04 2009

Calls: American Sign Language, General Ling, Cognitive Sci/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ronnie Wilbur, Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 10

Message 1: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 10
Date: 03-Sep-2009
From: Ronnie Wilbur <wilburpurdue.edu>
Subject: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 10
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Full Title: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 10
Short Title: TISLR10

Date: 30-Sep-2010 - 02-Oct-2010
Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Contact Person: Ronnie Wilbur Diane Brentari
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.purdue.edu/TISLR10/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): American Sign Language

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2009

Meeting Description:

The theme of this conference 'Research Methodologies in Sign Language Linguistics' highlights the fact that there are many different theoretical approaches that contribute to our understanding of this typological class of languages. Generative and cognitive approaches, quantitative and qualitative approaches all assist in proposing new generalizations about sign languages and, importantly, in independently validating previous proposals made in the field. Each approach provides a fresh perspective which can help our field move forward as a cumulative discipline.

TISLR 10 will include keynote presentations, organized sessions, and poster sessions on such topics as:

- Cognitive linguistics of sign languages
- Corpus linguistics of sign languages
- The emergence of sign languages in a historical context
- Field work on sign languages
- Language acquisition in L1 environments
- Language variation in sign languages
- Neurolinguistics/psycholinguistics of sign languages
- Phonology, phonetics, prosody of sign languages
- Morphology of sign languages
- Sign language and artistic endeavors
- Sign language and literature
- Sign recognition, synthesis, and understanding of sign languages
- Statistical language models of sign languages
- Syntax, semantics, pragmatics of sign languages
- Theoretical innovation in L2 acquisition of sign languages

Keynote Speakers:

Marlon Kuntze (Boston University)
Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University)
Carol Padden (University of California, San Diego)
Josep Quer (ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Venue: Purdue University is located in Indiana, approximately 1.5 hrs. from Indianapolis and 2.5 hrs from Chicago airports. Please consult the conference website for further information:

Conference Home Page: http://www.purdue.edu/TISLR10

Call for Papers:

Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10)
Conference theme: Research Methodologies in Sign Language Linguistics
Purdue University, September 30 - October 2, 2010

Submission of Papers: Prospective authors are invited to submit a 500 word abstract (+ 1 page of examples figures and references if necessary) to our website by November 15, 2009 to the TISLR 10 Scientific Committee. Notification will occur by January 15, 2010. All abstracts will be handled and reviewed electronically at http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/TISLR10.

Abstracts should include a clear statement of the theoretical issue to be addressed, the research methodology to be presented, and a concise summary of the findings/conclusion.

Note: To facilitate interpreter planning, please indicate after the title of your paper which language you will present in if your abstract is accepted: ASL; English; other sign language (specify).

Special Sessions: Proposals for Special Sessions will also be considered on a themes of particular relevance. The deadline for these is October 15, 2009. Please see guidelines for this on the conference website http://www.purdue.edu/TISLR10.

Language Information: This conference will provide interpreters translating between English and ASL, as well as interpreters translating between English and International Signs. Authors wishing interpretation to or from other sign languages are kindly encouraged to bring their interpreters and requested to contact the interpreter coordinator to make further arrangements. Authors are encouraged take advantage of our new 'direct communication' policy, which promotes the use of a sign language in making presentations. A group of advisors will be available to assist presenters who would like help in preparing their talk in a sign language. Please consult the conference website for further information.

Important Deadlines:

Submission of Special Sessions: October 15, 2009
Regular Papers November 15, 2009
Notification of Acceptance (by email) January 15, 2009
Author's Registration Deadline May 15, 2010

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