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Date: Tue, 12 Jul 94 10:25:48 BSEuropean Sign Linguistics Congress
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Subject: European Sign Linguistics Congress

The following ANNOUNCEMENT is cross-posted from the Sign Language
Linguistics (SLLING) list.

 MUNICH 1-3 September 1994

The Bavarian Association of the Deaf and the International Sign Linguistics
 Association (ISLA) are organizing the Fourth European Congress on Sign
Language Research in Munich.

The congress will take place at the cultural centre "Kulturzentrum Gasteig"
from 1 - 3 September 1994. Previous congresses were held in Brussels
(1982), Noordwijkerhout/Amsterdam (1985) and Hamburg (1989). Congress fees:
150 DM

Congress Office:
Landesverband Bayern der Gehorlosen
Schwanthalerstr. 76, 80336 Munich, Germany.
Coordinator: Ms Rosmarie Hasenhutl
phone (also TTY): 089-5438192
fax : 089-5439792
office hours: Wednesday 9 a.m - 6 p.m Thursday 9 a.m - 5 p.m
 Friday 12.00 - 3.30 p.m

Information about ISLA membership can be obtained from Kristiaan Dekesel

Information about the Congress program can be obtained from Trude Schermer

*****************Tentative program****************************

Registration and welcome: August 31st

***Sign Linguistics***
--- Harry van der Hulst, University of Leiden.
Dependency relation in the phonological representation of signs.
--- Diane Brentari, University of California, Davis.
Prosodic constraints in American Sign Language (ASL).
--- Ceil Lucas, Gallaudet University.
Internal Constraints on Phonological Variables in ASL.
--- Colette Duboisson, University of Montreal.
Initialised signs in (or outside of?) Quebec.
--- Horst Ebbinghaus, University of Berlin.
Proper Names in German Sign Language (GSL).
--- Heleen Bos, University of Amsterdam.
Pronoun-copy in Sign Language of the Netherlands (SLN).
--- Brita Bergman, University of Stockholm.
Negation in Swedish Sign Language.
--- Ronnie Wilbur, Purdue University.
Why so-called Rhetorical Questions are neither rhetorical nor questions.
--- Irit Meir, University of Haifa.
Explaining Backward Verbs: Syntactic-Semantic Interaction.
--- Jan Branson & Jennifer Toms & Brian Bernal & Don Miller, La Trobe
The Semantics and Syntax of Fingerspelling in Auslan.

--- Leila Monaghan, Los Angeles.
Building a New Zealand Deaf Community: a study using multilevel linguistic
--- Graham Turner, University of Durham.
Touch and Go.
--- Lorna Allsop & Bencie Woll & Jon Brauti, University of Bristol.
International Sign: the creation of an International Deaf Community and
Sign Language.

***Language acquisition***
--- Ritva Takkinen.
The Finnish Sign Language as the second language of a Hearing family:
experiences and attitudes of hearing parents of deaf children.
--- Christian Rathman, Center for German Sign Language and Communcation of
the Deaf, University of Hamburg.
Bilingual development of Deaf Children of Hearing Parents with Sign
Language Input in their early childhood.
--- Jill Morford, University of Montreal.
How to hunt an iguana: Language-like structure in the gestured narrative of
non-signing deaf children
---Arlene Blumenthal-Kelly, Gallaudet University.
A Deaf child's acquisition of Fingerspelling.

- Kristiaan Dekesel. University of Durham.
The enantiomorph hypothesis: accounting for sign language acquisition
errors and the higher occurrence of lefthandedness among deaf signers.

***Sign Language Dictionaries***
--- Leena Savolainen, Finland.
The search through sign language in the electronic dictionary of Finnish
Sign Language.
--- David Brien & Mary Brennan, University of Durham & Trude Schermer &
Rita Harder, Dutch Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child,
Updating on SIGN-BASE, an electronic database of signs.

***Sign writing and transcription***
--- Thomas Hanke and Sigmund Prillwitz, University of Hamburg. syncWRITER:
integrating video into transcription of sign language.
--- Renate Fisher, University of Hamburg.
Writing systems for signs: Bebiansos mimographie.

Graham H. Turner
Deaf Studies Research Unit
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Durham
Elvet Riverside 2
New Elvet
Durham GB DH1 3JT
Tel: +44 91 374 4752
Fax: +44 91 374 4743
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