LINGUIST List 30.168

Sat Jan 12 2019

Calls: Sign Language; General Linguistics, Semantics/Czech Republic

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 09-Jan-2019
From: Jakub Jehlicka <>
Subject: Gesture-Sign Workshop Prague 2019: Converging the Perspectives on Theories, Methods, and Applications
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Full Title: Gesture-Sign Workshop Prague 2019: converging the perspectives on theories, methods, and applications

Date: 16-May-2019 - 17-May-2019
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Jakub Jehlicka
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics

Language Family(ies): Sign Language

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

Faculty of Arts, Charles University, invites to Gesture-Sign Workshop Prague 2019 that will take place on 16-17 May 2019. The workshop is organized by the Empirical Perspectives on Communication and Cognition research group and the Czech Association for Language and Cognition with support of the European Regional Development Fund-Project ''Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World'' (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734).

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers who share the focus on multimodality but come from different areas. In particular, its goal is to provide an opportunity for a discussion between:

- gesture researchers and sign linguists
- researchers who work with experimental (or generally quantitative) methods and those who approach the study of multimodality qualitatively

Talks will be given by invited speakers - both gesture researchers and sign linguists. Alongside keynote and guest talks, posters will be presented on both days of the workshop. The workshop programme will be concluded by a general discussion.

Keynote Speakers:
Gerardo Ortega (University of Birmingham)
Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas (Universidad de Murcia)
Pamela Perniss (Universität Köln)
Jürgen Streeck (University of Texas)

Jan P. de Ruiter (Tufts University)

Registration is free of charge.

Organizing committee:
Eva Lehečková - Jakub Jehlička - Andrea Hudáková - Josef Fulka


Call for Papers:

Gesture-Sign Workshop Prague 2019
converging the perspectives on theories, methods, and applications
16–17 May 2019
Charles University, Prague

Call for Posters:

We invite submissions of abstracts for poster presentations contributing to the broad topic of the workshop. Empirical contributions presenting various ways of dealing with multimodal data are particularly welcome.
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding references, tables or diagrams). Abstracts must be anonymized and sent in pdf format via email to

Poster requirements: A0 format, portrait orientation.
Presenters are encouraged to bring their own tablets for demonstration of multimedia material during poster sessions.
Registration is free of charge.

Key dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2019
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2019
Registration deadline: 30 April 2019

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