LINGUIST List 26.693

Mon Feb 02 2015

Calls: Deaf Sign Language, General Ling, Cognitive Sci, Ling Theories, Neuroling, Typology/Spain

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 01-Feb-2015
From: Josep Quer <josep.querupf.edu>
Subject: Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (COST SignGram Conference)
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Full Title: Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (COST SignGram Conference)
Short Title: FEAST Barcelona 2015

Date: 04-May-2015 - 06-May-2015
Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Contact Person: Josep Quer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/feastconference/home/conferences/feast-2015-barcelona-2

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Typology

Language Family(ies): Deaf Sign Language

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

The fourth edition of the ‘Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory’ (FEAST) conference will take place at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) on May 4-6, 2015. FEAST is the conference of the COST Action IS1006 ‘Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage’ (signgram.eu). FEAST is a regular forum to discuss formal approaches to sign language grammar, experimental approaches to sign languages, and their interaction. For information about this COST Action visit: signgram.eu.

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 at the main session (May 4-5) of the FEAST 2015 Barcelona will be:

Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS-Paris/New York University)

On May 6 there will be an outreach session featuring a presentation of the final product of the Action (The SignGram Blueprint, a guide to the preparation of comprehensive reference grammars for sign languages) and a discussion panel on the impact of linguistic research for sign language communities and Deaf signers (education, interpretation, acquisition, language deficits, language policies). This session will be attended by different stakeholders, such as representatives of Deaf communities, associations of sign language interpreters, and language policy-makers.

The speakers at the outreach session will be:

Benjamin Bahan (Gallaudet University, USA)
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
Josep Quer (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra) & Carlo Cecchetto (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Christian Rathmann (Universität Hamburg)
Bencie Woll (DCAL, University College of London)

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

Registration for the conference is free of charge, but if you are not a member of the COST Action, you must send an email to the conference address to tell us you intend to attend. Signing an attendance sheet during the conference is required.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for oral presentations (30 + 10 minutes), as well as for posters (posters are particularly welcome for contributions reporting experimental work). The poster sessions will be preceded by a special session in which each poster presenter will have 5 minutes to give a short introduction to it.

Abstracts should be no longer than two pages in length (including tables, examples and references), in 12-point type, single line spacing and 2.5 cm margins. Abstracts should be submitted through the FEAST 2015 Barcelona Easychair page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feast2015barcelona

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: February 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2015

Abstracts will be reviewed by an external panel and the reviewing process will be double-blind. At maximum two abstracts (one of which must be co-authored) can be submitted.



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