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LINGUIST List 23.3348

Thu Aug 09 2012

Calls: Sign Language, General Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Aug-2012
From: Robin Thompson <robin.thompsonucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research
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Full Title: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research
Short Title: TISLR 11

Date: 10-Jun-2013 - 13-Jul-2013
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Robin Thompson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2012

Meeting Description:

Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 11)
University College London, Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre
10-13 July 2013
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr/

The Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre based in University College London (UCL) are pleased to be hosting this conference in the exciting city of London from 10 to 13 July 2013. UCL is in the heart of Central London, within easy reach of numerous attractions and transport links including Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras stations.

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Hauser (Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf)
Lars Wallin (Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University)

Call for Papers:

**Please note: Call for abstracts: One week extension**

Due to Hurricane Sandy, we have extended our original abstract deadline (31 October 2012) by one week. The new deadline for submission is now 7 November (Wednesday, 12 midnight GMT). We hope this will give everyone affected sufficient time to submit abstracts.

TISLR 11 invites unpublished research from any theoretical perspective that addresses sign languages. Keynote presentations, organised sessions, and poster sessions will be included on such topics as:

- Phonetics and phonology of sign languages
- Prosody in sign languages
- Morphology of sign languages
- Syntax of sign languages
- Semantics and pragmatics of sign languages
- The emergence of sign languages in a historical context
- Sign language acquisition in L1/L2 environments
- Sociolinguistic variation and change in sign languages
- Neurolinguistics/psycholinguistics of sign languages
- Sign language and artistic endeavours (including poetry and literature)
- Computational modelling, recognition and synthesis, of sign languages
- Sign language documentation/corpus linguistics of sign languages
- The relationship between sign language and gesture

The programme will be single-track (no parallel sessions); there will be 48 paper presentations and up to 120 posters.

Submission of Papers:

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract, up to 500 words (+ 1 optional page of references, examples, and/or figures if necessary) by 7 November 2012, 12 midnight GMT. Notification will occur by 19 December 2012. All abstracts will be handled and reviewed electronically via Easy Chair (for link and further instructions for submission, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr/callforpapers). Note that you will need to set up an Easy Chair account (if you do not already have one) before you login for your submission. Make sure you allow time for this.

When completing the submission form on Easy Chair, you will see a space which asks for an abstract to be typed in. This is not the place for your full abstract! In this field, please enter a short statement (no more than 50 words) summarising your paper. Further down the page you will upload your full abstract as an attachment (as a .pdf, .doc or .docx). Make sure your attachment is fully anonymised, i.e. no names or affiliations or other identifying information about authors should be included in the document itself, in the filename, or in the document properties (properties are accessible via the File menu in MS Word). Before uploading, please ensure that all special characters display properly. You should receive confirmation of submission of your paper from Easy Chair immediately after submission by email; if you have not, please bear in mind that any emails received might be found in your spam folder. NOTE: To facilitate interpreter planning, please indicate after the title of your paper (in your pdf, doc, or docx attachment) which language you will present in if your abstract is accepted: BSL; ASL; English; other sign language.

The submission form in Easy Chair also asks you: whether you prefer a presentation/paper or a poster (note that the final decision will be taken by the programme committee); whether you want to be considered for best early career submission prize (you are eligible to be considered if you are a student or within 3 years of earning your PhD, and are first author on the submitted abstract); which of the conference topic(s) your paper relates to (NOTE: to facilitate the review process, make sure you select at least one topic though you may select more than one); any keywords that do not appear in the topics list that may facilitate the review process.

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. Work must be unpublished at time of presentation. There is a maximum of 3 submissions per author, either as single author or joint co-author.

Venue and Language Information:

UCL is located in central London, within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton and London City airports. This conference will provide interpreters working between English, British Sign Language (BSL), and American Sign Language (ASL). Access to spoken English will also be provided by speech-to-text reporting. Authors wishing interpretation to or from sign languages other than BSL or ASL are kindly encouraged to bring their interpreters and requested to contact the interpreter coordinator to make further arrangements. Authors are encouraged take advantage of the 'direct communication' policy, which promotes the use of a signed 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.

For further information go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr/

Important Dates:

Registration opens: 1 October 2012
Abstract submission deadline: 7 November 2012
Notification of acceptance: 19 December 2012
Author confirmation deadline: 18 January 2013
Early bird registration deadline: 4 March 2013
Author registration deadline: 5 April 2013



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