[ipsl] Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10)

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  • Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 08:01:15 +0530


Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10)
Conference theme: Research Methodologies in Sign Language Linguistics
Purdue University, September 30 - October 2, 2010

Conference Home Page:

TISLR 10 invites papers addressing any aspect of research that is
both theoretical and addresses sign languages. The theme of this
conference "Research Methodologies in Sign Language Linguistics"
highlights the fact that there are many different theoretical
approaches that contribute to our understanding of this typological
class of languages. Generative and cognitive approaches, quantitative
and qualitative approaches all assist in proposing new
generalizations about sign languages and, importantly, in
independently validating previous proposals made in the field. Each
approach provides a fresh perspective which can help our field move
forward as a cumulative discipline.

TISLR 10 will include keynote presentations, organized sessions, and
poster sessions on such topics as:
- cognitive linguistics of sign languages
- corpus linguistics of sign languages
- the emergence of sign languages in a historical context
- field work on sign languages
- language acquisition in L1 environments
- language variation in sign languages
- neurolinguistics/psycholinguistics of sign languages
- phonology, phonetics, prosody of sign languages
- morphology of sign languages
- sign language and artistic endeavors
- sign language and literature
- sign recognition, synthesis, and understanding of sign languages
- statistical language models of sign languages
- syntax, semantics, pragmatics of sign languages
- theoretical innovation in L2 acquisition of sign languages

Keynote speakers:
Marlon Kuntze (Boston University)
Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University)
Carol Padden (University of California, San Diego)
Josep Quer (ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Submission of Papers: Prospective authors are invited to submit a 500
word abstract (+ 1 page of examples figures and references if
necessary) to our website by November 15, 2009 to the TISLR 10
Scientific Committee. Notification will occur by January 15, 2010.
All abstracts will be handled and reviewed electronically at
Abstracts should include a clear statement of the theoretical issue
to be addressed, the research methodology to be presented, and a
concise summary of the findings/conclusion.

NOTE: To facilitate interpreter planning, please indicate AFTER THE
TITLE of your paper which language you will present in if your
abstract is accepted: ASL; English; other sign language.

Special Sessions: Proposals for Special Sessions will also be
considered on a themes of particular relevance. The deadline for
these is October 15, 2009. Please see guidelines for this on the
conference website

Venue and Language Information: Purdue University is located in
Indiana, approximately 1.5 hrs. from Indianapolis and 2.5 hrs from
Chicago airports. This conference will provide interpreters
translating between English and ASL, as well as interpreters
translating between English and International Signs. Authors wishing
interpretation to or from other sign languages are kindly encouraged
to bring their interpreters and requested to contact the interpreter
coordinator to make further arrangements. Authors are encouraged take
advantage of our new 'direct communication' policy, which promotes
the use of a signed language in making presentations. A group of
advisors will be available to assist presenters who would like help
in preparing their talk in a sign language. Please consult the
website for further information.

Important Deadlines
Submission of Special Sessions: October 15, 2009
Regular Papers November 15, 2009
Notification of Acceptance (by email) January 15, 2009
Author's Registration Deadline May 15, 2010

Samar Sinha
Senior Lecturer cum Junior Research Officer
Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages
Central Institute of Indian Languages
Manasagangothri, Mysore - 570 006

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