LINGUIST List 29.4033

Wed Oct 17 2018

Calls: Anthro Ling, Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Typology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 13-Oct-2018
From: Markus Steinbach <>
Subject: 5 Minute SIGNopsis
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Full Title: 5 Minute SIGNopsis
Short Title: SIGNopsis

Date: 26-Sep-2019 - 28-Sep-2019
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact Person: Markus Steinbach
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2018

Meeting Description:

(Session of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference 13)

5 Minute SIGNopsis

You’re not tired yet of explaining to anyone that sign languages are neither universal nor pantomime? You want to share your enthusiasm for sign language research with the world at large? You have exciting new research findings? You are involved in a linguistic or socio-cultural project promoting sign language? Then you should consider submitting an abstract to TISLR’s all-new format Five Minute SIGNopsis.

The Five Minute SIGNopsis is a contest at TISLR 13 during which 10 selected Deaf or hearing junior sign language linguists will present their research in a concise, informative, and engaging way. Each presenter will prepare a five-minute video in which they introduce a topic of their choosing in a lively, accessible manner using any visual aids they deem helpful. The presentations should be directed at a lay audience and should present an interesting piece of data, exciting new ideas, new takes on existing theories and/or linguistic-related engagements in Deaf communities.

The goal of Five Minute SIGNopsis is to help improve the visibility of sign linguistic research. We encourage all SLLS junior members who plan to attend the meeting to consider submitting an abstract for this event. The Five Minute SIGNopsis is a contest at TISLR 13 with selected Deaf or hearing junior sign language linguists. The winner will be selected by a panel of expert judges as well as the audience.

Please keep in mind that the basic requirements for the video are the inclusion of at least one of the conference sign languages (ASL, DGS or International Sign) and English subtitles. Because the video presentation will be interpreted into the other two conference sign languages, the deadline for submission of the final version of the video to the interpreter coordinator is August 20, 2019.

Call for Papers:

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts can be submitted in one of the following languages: English, ASL, DGS and International Sign. Please note that the abstracts must not be anonymized. Written abstracts should include the name(s) of the author(s) following the title. Signed abstracts should start with the name(s) of the author(s). The abstract must not be longer than 500 words or a 3-minute video.

Deadline for submission: 31 December, 2018

Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2019

Abstracts should be submitted through the TISLR 13 EasyChair web page. For written abstracts, please upload a pdf. For signed abstracts, please upload a link to the video:

Please do not forget to click the ''Five Minute SIGNopsis'' checkbox.

If you have any questions, please contact the TISLR 13 organizers (

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