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LINGUIST List 25.164

Fri Jan 10 2014

Summer Schools: Formal Approaches to Sign Language Linguistics/Venice, Italy

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Jan-2014
From: Chiara Branchini <chiara.branchiniunive.it>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Sign Language Linguistics/Venice, Italy
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Formal Approaches to Sign Language Linguistics

Host Institution: Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
Coordinating Institution: Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
Website: http://virgo.unive.it/costsummerschool/

Dates: 06-Jun-2014 - 08-Jun-2014
Location: Venice, Veneto, Italy

Focus: The Summer School addresses theoretical and experimental issues in sign language linguistics and research in the domains of the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of sign languages.

Minimum Education Level: BA

The summer school is open to master students, graduate students or junior researchers who already have familiarity with sign language research but are not trained in formal linguistics and to students at the same level who are trained in formal linguistics but are not yet familiar with sign language linguistics. In order for the two groups of students to work fruitfully together in the classroom, a list of preparatory readings will be provided before the summer school starts. The summer school is residential and will meet on the scenic island of San Servolo in Venice.

The languages of the Summer School will be English and ASL/IS. Interpreting between ASL/IS and English will be provided.

Just after the Summer School, the third meeting of “Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory” (FEAST) colloquium will take place at the University of Venice on June 9-10-11, 2014.


The students of the Summer School are invited to attend FEAST, although we cannot provide financial support for conference attendance.

Course(s) Offered:

Subordination and Role Shift
Syntax and semantics. Instructors: Chiara Branchini (University of
Venice Ca’ Foscari) and Josep Quer (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra,

Syllables and Beyond: a Formal Approach to Sign Language Phonology
Phonology. Instructor: Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean Nicod, École
Normale Superieure, Paris)

Morphology. Instructor: Aslı Göksel (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Languages: American Sign Language

Financial Aid:
15 bursaries (300 EUROs each) are made available by the SignGram Action to cover the cost of accommodation and meals during the stay on San Servolo island (students are expected to check-in on June, 5 and check-out on June 9 from the facilities on the island). The reimbursement of the bursary will be done within 3 months after the summer school is over.

Only students from COST countries (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) can apply for a bursary.

A limited number of non-financially supported students will be admitted to the school as well.

Registration: 07-Jan-2014 to 01-Mar-2014

Contact Person: Chiara Branchini
Email: chiara.branchiniunive.it

Apply by Email: costsummerschoolunive.it

Registration Instructions:
Applicants should send a CV, a short letter of intent, and the name of a referee. The applicant should communicate his/her deaf/hearing status and whether he/she would like to apply for a bursary.
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