LINGUIST List 31.894

Wed Mar 04 2020

Confs: Deaf Sign Language; Lang Acquisition, Socioling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 04-Mar-2020
From: Josep Quer <>
Subject: SIGN-HUB Final Event: All hands on deck! Sign languages and Deaf communities
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SIGN-HUB Final Event: All hands on deck! Sign languages and Deaf communities

Date: 25-Mar-2020 - 26-Mar-2020
Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Contact: Josep Quer
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Deaf Sign Language


Meeting Description:

We are pleased to invite you to the SIGN-HUB project final event “All hands on deck! Sign languages and Deaf communities” that will take place at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) on March 25-26. During the past four years, the 10 institutions from seven countries participating in the SIGN-HUB research project, which was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, have created a sign language resource hub.

In the SIGN-HUB final event we will present the outcome of our research project and discuss with three panels of internationally renowned experts the right to sign language acquisition and education, the importance of Deaf memories as part of collective memories and the need for sign language research. The event also includes a keynote lecture by Prof. Bencie Woll (DCAL/UCL) and two cultural evenings: the premiere of the project documentary ''We were there, we are here'' about the memories of elderly signers across Europe, and the theater play ''La Tríada'' in Catalan Sign Language, on three women that made history.

You can find the detailed program and other practical information about the SIGN-HUB final event here:
Participation is free, but you are required to register via this link:

Note that the whole event will be in English and International Sign. It will be streamed here:

You are warmly invited to join us. The more hands on deck, the better!

Program Information:

10:00 Welcome, opening and overview of SIGN-HUB (English, IS)

11:00 Round table 1: No actual rights without the right to (sign) language (English, IS)
Moderators: Caterina Donati (SIGN-HUB / Paris 7) and Valentina Aristodemo (SIGN-HUB/ Paris 7)
Pepita Cedillo (Language therapist at CREDAC Pere Barnils and teacher of Deaf children at the Tres Pins School, Barcelona)
Mauro Mottinelli (Psychologist and psychotherapist, Italy)
Helga Stevens (Director of Deaf Flanders, former MEP)

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Round table 2: No comprehensive memory without Deaf memories (English, IS, LSC)
Moderators: Roland Pfau (SIGN-HUB / U. Amsterdam) and Carlo Geraci (SIGN-HUB / CNRS-IJN)
Ronit Leven (Académie de la Langue des Signes Française, Paris)
Corrie Tijsseling (Senior researcher at Kentalis, The Netherlands)

15:30 Coffee break + interaction with platform

16:30 Keynote speaker: Prof. Bencie Woll (UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, London, UK) (English, IS, LSC)
“Sign language research: where we must start from, the route we must travel, and where we must reach”

17:30 Interaction with platform

18:30 Premiere screening: We were there, we are here, a SIGN-HUB Documentary (English, IS, LSC - 45min)

THURSDAY, March 26
10:00 Round table 3: No inclusive policies without sign language description (English, IS)
Moderators: Carlo Cecchetto (SIGN-HUB / U. Milan-Bicocca) and Jana Hosemann (SIGN-HUB / U. Göttingen)
Mirko Santoro (Paris 8, CNRS)
Mariluz Esteban (Centro de Normalización Lingüística de la Lengua de Signos Española, Madrid)

11:30 Closing

19:00 Theatre play: La Tríada (LSC, Catalan, IS, English captioning - 75min)

Location: Sala Aranyó, Campus Poblenou (Roc Boronat 138, Barcelona)

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