26.1783, Confs: Deaf Sign Lang, Cognitive Sci, General Ling, Ling Theories, Neuroling, Typology/Spain

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Subject: 26.1783, Confs: Deaf Sign Lang, Cognitive Sci, General Ling, Ling Theories, Neuroling, Typology/Spain

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Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:16:08
From: Josep Quer [josep.quer at upf.edu]
Subject: Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (COST SignGram Conference)

 
Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (COST SignGram Conference) 
Short Title: FEAST Barcelona 2015 

Date: 04-May-2015 - 06-May-2015 
Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 
Contact: Josep Quer 
Contact Email: feast.conference at gmail.com 
Meeting URL: http://sites.google.com/site/feastconference/home/conferences/feast-2015-barcelona-2 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Typology 

Language Family(ies): Deaf Sign Language 
Meeting Description: 

The fourth edition of the ‘Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory’ (FEAST) conference will take place at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) on May 4-6, 2015. FEAST is the conference of the COST Action IS1006 ‘Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage’ (signgram.eu). FEAST is a regular forum to discuss formal approaches to sign language grammar, experimental approaches to sign languages, and their interaction. For information about this COST Action visit: signgram.eu.

FEAST is a regular forum to discuss formal approaches to sign language grammar (in particular in the generative tradition), experimental approaches to sign languages, and their interaction.

The keynote speakers at the main session (May 4-5) of the FEAST 2015 Barcelona will be:

Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS-Paris/New York University)

On May 6 there will be an outreach session featuring a presentation of the final product of the Action (The SignGram Blueprint, a guide to the preparation of comprehensive reference grammars for sign languages) and a discussion panel on the impact of linguistic research for sign language communities and Deaf signers (education, interpretation, acquisition, language deficits, language policies). This session will be attended by different stakeholders, such as representatives of Deaf communities, associations of sign language interpreters, and language policy-makers.

The speakers at the outreach session will be:

Benjamin Bahan (Gallaudet University, USA)
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
Josep Quer (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra) & Carlo Cecchetto (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Christian Rathmann (Universität Hamburg)
Bencie Woll (DCAL, University College of London)

The languages of the conference will be English and ASL/IS. Interpreting between ASL/IS and English will be provided.

Registration for the conference is free of charge, but if you are not a member of the COST Action, you must send an email to the conference address to tell us you intend to attend. Signing an attendance sheet during the conference is required. 

FEAST Conference Program:

https://sites.google.com/site/feastconference/home/conferences/feast-2015-barcelona-2/program

Registration for the conference is free of charge, but if you are not a member of the COST Action, you must send an email to the conference address (feast.conference at gmail.com) to tell us you intend to attend. Signing an attendance sheet during the conference is required.                  


Monday, May 4, 2015 (Main session)

08.45-09.15
Registration

09.15-09.30    
Welcome and opening remarks

09.30-10.20
Invited talk: Bimodal bilingual language acquisition and language synthesis
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
 
10.20-11.00
BIDD: A sign language copula
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Rannveig Sverrisdóttir (University of Iceland), Kristín Lena Thorvaldsdóttir (The Communication Centre for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and Silja Hlín Guðbjörnsdóttir (Lágafellsskóli)

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.10
Distinctive Features of Noun-Verb Pairs in Croatian Sign Language (HZJ)
Ivana Marić and Marina Milković (University of Zagreb)

12.10-12.50
Emergent Lexical Categories: Nouns and Verbs in Homesign and Nicaraguan Sign Language
Natasha Abner (Montclair State University), Molly Flaherty, Katelyn Stangl, Diane Brentari and Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago)

12.50-14.20 Lunch break

14.20-15.00
Distributive quantification in Russian Sign Language
Vadim Kimmelman (University of Amsterdam)

15.00-15.40
The interaction of telicity, grammatical role, and quantification on the choice of postnominal markers in ASL
Teresa Galloway (Cornell University)

15.40-16.00
Short poster presentation 1

16.00-16.40
Poster session 1 and coffee break

16-40-17.20
Sentence Final Doubling, Negation, and the Syntax/Discourse Interface
Kathryn Davidson (Yale University) and Helen Koulidobrova (Central Connecticut State University)

17.20-18.00
On Wh-Complements in Turkish Sign Language
Emre Hakguder (Boğaziçi University)

18.00-18.40
Decomposing the internal structure of Motion Predicates in Italian Sign Language (LIS)
Elena Benedicto (Purdue University), Chiara Branchini and Lara Mantovan (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)


Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (Main session)

09.00-09.40
Event representations constrain the structure of (sign) language
Carlo Geraci, Brent Strickland, Emmanuel Chemla (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod), Roland Pfau (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Meltem Kelepir (Boğaziçi University) and Philippe Schlenker (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod)

09.40-10.20
Regular and Backward Agreement Verbs in Libras: outlining a syntactic derivation
Guilherme Lourenço (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

10.20-10.45
Short poster presentations 2

10.45-11.30
Poster session 2 and coffee break

11.30-12.10
Phonological development in hearing learners of a sign language: The role of sign complexity and iconicity
Gerardo Ortega (Radboud University, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) and Gary Morgan (City University, University College London

12.10-12.50
Signs activate words. Neurophysiological evidence for cross-modal co-activation of German (L2) during German Sign Language sentence processing (L1)
Jana Hosemann (Georg-August University of Goettingen), Nicole Altvater-Mackensen (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences), Annika Herrmann, Markus Steinbach and Nivedita Mani (Georg-August University of Goettingen)

12.50-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-14.50
Invited talk: Visible semantics and iconic semantics
Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS-Paris/New York University)

14.50-15.30
Distinguishing Discourse Referents: A Unified DRT-Analysis of R-Loci in Sign Languages and Gender in Spoken Language
Markus Steinbach, Derya Nuhbalaoglu, Anne Wienholz and Edgar Onea (Georg-August University of Goettingen)

15.30-15.50
Short poster presentation 3

15.50-16.40
Poster session 3 and coffee break

16.40-17.10
How does a language-ready brain recognize language? Information transfer in sign language as measured by fractal complexity of motion
Evie Malaia (University of Texas at Arlington), Ronnie Wilbur and Joshua Borneman (Purdue University)

17.10-17.50
Comparative constructions and visible degrees in LIS
Valentina Aristodemo and Carlo Geraci (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)

17.50-18.00
Closing of the main session

18.00
Business meeting


Alternate Papers for Presentation:

'Backwards Agreement' in TID Comparatives; Is it Agreement, Directionality or Gestural?
Huner Kasikara, A. Surmu Ozsoys and Elvan Tamyurek Ozparlak (Boğaziçi University)

Real auxiliaries or just person agreement markers? The syntactic status of agreement markers in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS)
Julia Krebs (University of Salzburg) and Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University)

Towards a revised typology of mouth actions
Connie de Vos (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)


Poster Session 1:

Towards a revised typology of mouth actions
Connie de Vos (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

The Role of Animacy in Passive-like Constructions in Turkish Sign Language (TİD)
Aslı Özkul (İstanbul Bilgi University & Boğaziçi University) and Meltem Kelepir (Boğaziçi University)

Article Distribution in English/American Sign Language (ASL) Whispered Code-Blended Speech
Vanessa Petroj (University of Connecticut)

Integration of ''secondary'' information during comprehension: mouthings in British Sign Language
David Vinson (University College London), Pamela Perniss (Univeristy of Brighton) and Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London)

Simultaneous classifier constructions in Sign Language of the Netherlands: a case of parataxis
Inge Zwitserlood (Radboud University Nijmegen)


Poster Session 2:

Real auxiliaries or just person agreement markers? The syntactic status of agreement markers in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS)
Julia Krebs (University of Salzburg) and Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University)

Development of the Kata Kolok Child Signing Corpus
Hannah Lutzenberger (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Description of A Perfective Marker in Turkish Sign Language (TİD)
Serpil Karabüklü (Boğaziçi University)

Morphological complexity of lexical signs
Els van der Kooij and Inge Zwitserlood (Radboud University Nijmegen)

VP-frozen classifiers in Slovenian Sign Language (SZJ)
Matic Pavlic (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)


Poster Session 3:

‘Backward Agreement’ in TID Comparatives; Is it Agreement, Directionality or Gestural?
Huner Kasikara, A. Sumru Ozsoy and Elvan Tamyurek Ozparlak (Boğaziçi University)

Mouth lexemes in LSB
Aline Garcia Rodero Takahira (University of São Paulo)

Shifting obligatory – or not? The interpretation of person indexicals in role shift and the influence of pragmatics
Annika Hübl (Georg-August University of Göttingen)

Experimental evidence for stroke-to-stroke turn-boundary prediction in signed conversations
Connie de Vos, Marisa Casillas (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen), Onno Crasborn (Radboud University) and Stephen C. Levinson (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)

Metaphor and inhibition—evidence from iconicity in sign languages
Ariel Cohen (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) and Irit Meir (University of Haifa)


COST SignGram Outreach Session:

Wednesday May 6, 2015

14.00-14.30
Opening

14.30-15.15
The SignGram Blueprint
Josep Quer (ICREA-UPF) & Carlo Cecchetto (Milano-Bicocca)

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.15
The impact of sign language acquisition research for sign language communities
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)

16.15-16.45
The link between sign language research and education of Deaf children and sign language learning/teaching as well as policies concerning linguistic rights for Deaf individuals and communities
Christian Rathmann (Universität Hamburg)

16.45-17.15
Looking in two directions: the implications for linguistic theory and clinical intervention of research on development  and acquired impairments in sign language
Bencie Woll (DCAL, University College of London)                      

17.15-18.00
Panel discussion

18.00-18.50
Invited speaker: Language Planning and Policy Making: Identifying the Architects
Benjamin Bahan (Gallaudet University, USA)

18.50-19.00
Closing





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