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1. Maria Mertzani ,
2nd Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics
Message 1: 2nd Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics
From: Maria Mertzani <M.Mertzannibristol.ac.uk>
Subject: 2nd Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics
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Full Title: 2nd Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics
Date: 30-Jun-2011 - 02-Jul-2011
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Maria Mertzani
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Deaf Sign Language; Sign Language
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2011
2nd Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics
'Documenting Sign Languages for Learning and Teaching Purposes'
30/06/2011 - 02/07/2011
Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol - U.K.
We are pleased to announce the Second Symposium in Applied Sign
Linguistics, organised by the Centre for Deaf Studies, University of
Bristol, Bristol - U.K. The 1st Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics:
'Sign Language Teaching and Learning' (24 - 26 September 2009) underlined
the need for academics, practitioners and the Deaf Community to work in
close to share approaches and strategies yielding lasting records of
present (and past) achievements in the teaching and learning of sign
languages as first, second, and/or foreign languages. After its successful
participation, this second symposium aims at bringing together scholars,
researchers and educational practitioners to discuss the 'documentation' of
sign languages for teaching and learning purposes. The term 'documentation'
refers to all means that 'record' signed languages, and which aim at
enhancing the teaching and learning processes. The main focus will be on
the documentation of sign languages mainly through the visual medium i.e.
digital video; CALL; Internet, film, etc., and its subsequent use in the
teaching and learning of sign languages as first, second, and/or foreign
languages. At this time, when there is so much activity in the field of
digital technology (e.g. sign language corpora, e-learning environments,
etc), we are pleased to be able to bring together such an impressive range
of participants, representing work in the field of Applied Sign Linguistics
from all over the world. We believe that there is a wealth of 'support'
materials available but very little of these is designed for direct study,
and is not structured as a learning/teaching opportunity.
The Symposium will also host the seminar: European Dialogue for Sign
Language Learner Corpora and CEFR funded by the British Association for
Applied Linguistics (BAAL/Cambridge University Press Seminar). This
seminar aims at bringing together scholars who have experience and interest
in the use of sign language (SL) corpora with learners and teachers
(hearing and/or deaf) of sign languages as second languages, and the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Call for Papers:
The Symposium welcomes papers on the following sub-themes (in relation to sign language documentation):
- Sign Language Acquisition (L1/L2)
- Sign Language Teaching and Learning (i.e. mother tongue; learner autonomy; teacher development; multilingualism, etc)
- Sign Language Proficiency, Assessment and Evaluation
- Educational Technology
- Sign Language Policy and Planning
- Applied Sign Linguistics and Methodology (i.e. discourse analysis; error analysis; pragmatics etc.)
- Any other topic of interest which is related to the objectives and/or theme of the Symposium.
Abstracts are welcome for oral, poster presentations and pre-conference seminars on the above areas. Accepted papers will be published shortly after the symposium.
- Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31st March 2011
- Notices of acceptance will be sent out before 30th April 2011
- Early registration: 31st May 2011
Keynote presentations to be confirmed.
Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Maria Mertzani: M.Mertzanibristol.ac.uk
British Sign Language (BSL) and English are the official languages of the symposium.
Non-student early registration (50 GBP)
Non-student late registration (100 GBP)
Student early registration (25 GBP)
Student late registration (70 GBP)
BAAL/Cambridge University Press Seminar only: 50 GBP
Dr. Maria Mertzani, Research Assistant, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol.
For any further enquiries, please contact Dr. Maria Mertzani:
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