[ipsl] The Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia

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Details of the conference:

The Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia

Call for Paper

Date: 28 ¡V 30 January 2010

Place: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shatin, Hong Kong

Organizer: The Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies,
Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, CUHK

Call for Paper:

Research in Sign Linguistics in the past several decades has enabled
us to begin to unravel the properties of sign languages as natural
languages, with all the complexity and expressive powers found in
spoken languages. The ¡¥Conference on Sign Linguistics, Deaf Education
and Deaf Culture in Asia¡¦, held in 2001 marked the beginning of an
era of sign language research in Asia. Now, a decade later, it is time
to take stock of the progress and the development of this field.
Towards this end, the Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf
Education in Asia aims at providing a forum for sign language
researchers who work on Asian sign languages to share their research
and to exchange information about the situation for sign linguistics
and sign language research in their respective countries and regions.
In addition, this conference aims at examining the development of
models of deaf education in Asia that include sign language.  Papers
of the following areas related to Sign Linguis
 tics and Deaf Education in the Asian context are welcome:

1. Asian sign language and linguistics:

Studies on the linguistics of individual Asian sign languages, for
example:- Syntax/semantics- Phonology- Acquisition- Sociolinguistics-
Corpus linguistics- Comparative studies on any linguistic structure in
Asian sign languages or between Asian sign languages and those found
in other parts of the world.- Comparative studies on any linguistic
structures between Asian sign languages and spoken languages.  2. Deaf
Education in the Asian context:- Sign bilingualism and sign bilingual

- The role of sign language in deaf education

- Literacy development of deaf children

- Language assessment (spoken/signed language) of deaf children

- Educational technology in deaf education

- Post-secondary education for the deaf

Paper presentations:

l          Each paper presentation will be 40 minutes in length (i.e.
30 minutes for presentation, followed by a 10-minute question/answer

l          Conference languages will be English and Hong Kong Sign
Language. Interpretation between English and Hong Kong Sign Language
will be provided. Presenters using other spoken or signed languages
may bring their own interpreters with them.

Submission guidelines:

l          Abstracts need to be written in English with a maximum of
400 words (excluding references).

l          Submissions are limited to two abstracts per person as
single and/or joint authors.

l          Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October 2009

l          Please send your submission for paper presentation to the
following email address, in the following manner:

n          To: cslds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

n          Subject: Paper submission

l          In the main text of your email, please include the
following information:

n          1. Title of paper

n          2. name(s) of author(s)

n          3. affiliations of author(s)

n          4. mailing address for contact person

n          5. email address(es) of author(s)

n          6. telephone number for contact person

n          7. keywords (about 5 words)

l          The main text of your abstract should be attached to the
above email. Please do not include any information in your abstract
which may reveal your identity, as the review process will be
conducted anonymously.

l          Please save the file as a word file under your last name
(e.g. Smith.pdf)

l          Notification of acceptance will be made by mid-November 2009.

Important deadlines:

Submission of abstracts: 31 October 2009

Notification of acceptance: mid-November 2009

Deadline for registration: 31 December 2009

Submission of presentation materials for interpreters: mid-January 2010

Information on registration, accommodation, etc. will be announced soon.

Organizing Committee:

Gladys Tang, Felix Sze, Scholastica Lam, Donovan Grose, Chris Yiu
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