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LINGUIST List 20.929

Tue Mar 17 2009

Calls: General Ling,Philosophy of Lang/Belgium

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        1.    Aurélie Sinte, International Conference on Sign Languages


Message 1: International Conference on Sign Languages
Date: 17-Mar-2009
From: Aurélie Sinte <aurelie.sintefundp.ac.be>
Subject: International Conference on Sign Languages
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Full Title: International Conference on Sign Languages
Short Title: CILS

Date: 16-Nov-2009 - 20-Nov-2009
Location: Namur, Belgium
Contact Person: Aurélie Sinte
Meeting Email: cils.namurgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.cils-namur.be

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language
Acquisition; Philosophy of Language; Translation

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

Over the last few years, in the southern part of Belgium, various competences
were developed that linked with Langue des Signes Française de Belgique (LSFB),
namely the sign language of the Deaf community of South Belgium. Scientific
works were published and practical experience matured in different fields:
linguistics, bilingual education and interpreting.

Call for Papers

Key Dates
Call for submissions: January 4 2009
Deadline for submissions: April 17 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 29 2009
Preliminary program: September 15 2009
Conference: November 16-20 2009

Themes
Over the last few years, in the southern part of Belgium, various competences
were developed that linked with Langue des Signes Française de Belgique (LSFB),
namely the sign language of the Deaf community of South Belgium. Scientific
works were published and practical experience matured in different fields:
linguistics, bilingual education and interpreting.

The aim of the conference is to share this knowledge and experience with
international researchers and professionals and provide them with the
contribution of disciplines that, until now, have not been devoted to the study
of LSFB: issues on bilingualism between oral and signed languages or between
signed languages; and anthropologic and philosophical approaches to the
relations between Deaf and Hearing communities.

The conference will be 5 days long, each day devoted to one central theme. The
following prestigious Deaf and Hearing speakers have been invited to present
their ideas:
- Actual researches on Sign Linguistics
Invited Speakers: Christian Cuxac, Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen, Josep Quer,
Markus Steinbach and Myriam Vermeerbergen.
- Bilingualism (oral/signed languages or between signed languages)
Invited Speakers: Kristina Svartholm and Bencie Woll.
- Teaching by/for the Deaf
Invited Speakers: Chantal Gerday and Marie-Thérèse L'Huillier.
- Interpreting
Invited Speakers: Alain Bacci, Brigitte François, Pierre Guitteny and Thierry
Haesenne.
- Anthropology and philosophy
Invited Speakers: Andrea Benvenuto, Jean-Luc Brackelaire and Sophie Dalle-Nazébi.

The contribution and participation of Deaf and Hearing are expected. Therefore,
the whole of the conference will be multilingual - LSFB, International Signs
(IS), French and English.

Submissions
Submissions should include:
1. An anonymous abstract in one of the four languages of the conference (LSFB,
IS, French or English). It should not exceed:
- for a written submission: 2 A4 pages in Times 12 (including references);
- for a signed submission: a 10 min. video (references are to be provided in a
written document). To guarantee her/his anonymity, the author may ask another
person to sign her/his abstract. The central theme of the submission
(linguistics, bilingualism, teaching, interpreting or anthropology/philosophy)
should be given in the abstract. The topic and conclusions should also be stated
clearly.

2. The author(s)' name(s), affiliation, postal address, e-mail address and the
title of the presentation should be sent on a separate document.

All submissions will be submitted electronically:
- for a written submission: in .rtf, .doc or .pdf version (the abstract and
author information should be sent in separate files) to cils.namurgmail.com;
- for a signed submission: in .wmv or .mpeg version for the video file, and in
.rtf, .doc or .pdf version for the references and personal information files to
cils.namurgmail.com (within a single message). If the author is unable to
submit the video electronically, she/he may send 2 CDs, each including both the
video file and the written files, to this address:

Colloque International sur les Langues des Signes
Département de Langues et Littératures françaises et romanes
FUNDP
61, rue de Bruxelles
5000 Namur
Belgique

Proposal Selection
Proposals on original, previously unpublished research are solicited. They will
be double-blind peer-reviewed by referees working in the field. The evaluation
of the submissions will be based on the following criteria:
- clarity and organisation of the proposal;
- detailed and accurate scientific content;
- appropriateness to the themes of the conference;
- pertinence and originality of the proposal.

Proceedings
Proceedings will be published after the conference in a bimodal (signed and
written) version.

For more information, a website dedicated to the conference is available at the
following address: www.cils-namur.be

Organising Committee
Jean Giot, Professeur, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Jean-Marie. Klinkenberg, Professeur, Université de Liège
Laurence Meurant, Chargée de recherches FRS-FNRS, Maître de conférences,
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Aurélie Sinte, Assistante, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Marie Zegers de Beyl, Collaboratrice, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la
Paix, Namur

Scientific Committee
Marion Blondel, Chargée de recherches, CNRS/Paris 8 (UMR 7023)
Jean-Luc Brackelaire, Professeur Université Catholique de Louvain et Facultés
Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Brigitte Garcia, Maître de conférences, CNRS/Paris 8 (UMR 7023)
Thierry Haesenne, Chercheur, PROFILS, Institut Libre Marie Haps, Bruxelles
Ludovic Lortet, Collaborateur, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Laurence Meurant, Chargée de recherches FRS-FNRS, Maître de conférences,
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Annie Risler, Maître de conférences, CNRS/Lille3 (UMR 8163)
Marie-Anne Sallandre, Maître de conférences, CNRS/Paris 8 (UMR 7023)
Aurélie Sinte, Assistante, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
Vermeerbergen, Myriam, Assistant Professor Flemish Sign Language, Lessius
University College & K.U. Leuven.
Marie Zegers de Beyl, Collaboratrice, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la
Paix, Namur

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