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LINGUIST List 25.2224

Tue May 20 2014

Confs: Sign Language, General Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-May-2014
From: Carlo Cecchetto <carlo.cecchettounimib.it>
Subject: Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory
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Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory
Short Title: Venice FEAST

Date: 09-Jun-2014 - 11-Jun-2014
Location: Venice, Italy
Contact: Chiara Branchini
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://virgo.unive.it/venicefeast/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Sign Language

Meeting Description:

The third meeting of the 'Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory' (FEAST) colloquium will take place at the University of Venice on June 9-10-11, 2014. FEAST is the conference of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action 'Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage'. For information about this COST Action: http://parles.upf.edu/en/content/cost-signgram.

FEAST is a regular forum to discuss formal approaches to sign language grammar (in particular in the generative tradition), experimental approaches to sign languages, and their interaction.

The keynote speakers of Venice FEAST 2014 will be:

Rachel Mayberry (University of California San Diego)
Stephen McCullough (San Diego State University)
Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam)

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

The conference email: venicefeastunive.it
Conference web page: http://virgo.unive.it/venicefeast/

Presently we expect participation to the conference to be free.

A Summer School in Formal Approaches to Sign Language Linguistics sponsored by COST SignGram action will take place immediately before the FEAST Colloquium. To discover more, visit the official website: http://virgo.unive.it/costsummerschool/.


June 9th, 2014



Rachel Mayberry (University of California San Diego) (invited speaker)

Weak hand holds and types of Merge
Vadim Kimmelman (University of Amsterdam)

Two-by-Two: Ambiguity of Nominalizing Reduplication in American Sign Language
Natasha Abner (University of Chicago)

Poster presentation

Coffee break

Poster session

On the Nature of Object Marking in American Sign Language
Kadir Gökgöz (University of Connecticut)

The Meaning of Movement in Gesture and Sign Language
Laura Horton and Diane Brentari (University of Chicago)

June 10th, 2014

Stephen McCullough (San Diego State University) (invited speaker)

Three-dimensional Grammar in the Brain: Dissociating the Neural Correlates of Natural Sign Language and Manually Coded Spoken Language
Katarzyna Jednoróg (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw), Łukasz Bola (University of Warsaw; Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw), Piotr Mostowski (University of Warsaw), Marcin Szwed (Jagiellonian University, Kraków), Paweł M. Boguszewski (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw), Artur Marchewka (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw), Paweł Rutkowski (University of Warsaw)

Constraints on Code-Blending in Bimodal Bilingual Development
Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University), Ronice Müller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) and Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut)

Coffee break

CHILD TWO' or 'TWO CHILD'? The Distribution of Cardinals in LIS
Lara Mantovan (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)

Linearization in Noun Phrases in Turkish Sign Language
Derya Nuhbalaoglu and Sumru Özsoy (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi)

Lunch break

Scope and domain of indefinites in American Sign Language
Jeremy Kuhn (New York University)

R-impersonal constructions in Catalan Sign Language (LSC): Indefinite pronouns and contrastive meaning
Gemma Barberà and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (UMR 7023 -CNRS & Paris 8)

Poster presentation

Coffee break

Poster session

Super Monsters: Role Shift and Context Shift Revisited
Philippe Shlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; New York University)

Check your attitude: Role shift and embedding in ASL
Elena Koulidobrova (Central Connecticut State University) and Kathryn Davidson (Yale University)

Business meeting

Social dinner

June 11th, 2014

Is there a signed passive?
Gemma Barberà and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (UMR 7023 -CNRS & Paris 8)

Brow raise revisited: a case study in conditionals and related complex sentences
Josep Quer (ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Escaping islands: processing and morphosyntactic constraints in Italian Sign Language
Carlo Geraci, Mirko Santoro and Valentina Arisotdemo (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)

Coffee break

An authentic wh-sign in LIS
Caterina Donati (Sapienza Università di Roma)

Sign Language Negation: gestures, features, and variation
Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam) (invited speaker)

Poster Sessions

June 9th, 2014

An analysis of morphologically complex signs with classifiers as compounds in LSB
Aline Garcia Rodero Takahira (Universidade de São Paulo)

Analysis of the articulators of Location and Movement in a sign (LSB)
Felipe Venâncio Barbosa, Janice Gonçalves Temoteo, Rodrigo Rossi Nogueira Rizzo (University of São Paulo)

Handshape in Italian sign language: perception vs. theoretical models (LIS)
Valentina Aristodemo and Carlo Geraci (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)

Effect of iconicity in deaf readers
Noemi Fariña Díaz (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL))

What counts: Morphological Encoding of Number Information in Child Homesigners
Natasha Abner (University of Chicago), Savithry Namboodiripad (University of California, San Diego), Elizabet Spaepen (University of Chicago), Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago)

June 10th, 2014

The parameters that set word order in Slovenian Sign Language
Matic Pavlic (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)

The syntax of negative non-manuals in ITM
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson (University of Iceland), Kristín Lena Þorvaldsdóttir (The Communication Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Iceland), Rannveig Sverrisdóttir (University of Iceland)

The processing of word order variations in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS) -An ERP-study on 'subject preference'
Julia Krebs (University of Salzburg), Dietmar Roehm (University of Salzburg) and Ronnie B. Wilbur (Purdue University)

Acquisition of verb resultative constructions in Chinese Sign Language by profoundly deaf children in China
Jia He and Gladys Tang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

The indirect object in Georgian Sign Language
Tamar Makharoblidze (Ilia State University, Georgia)

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