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Sat May 10 17:59:02 UTC 2008

4th Sign Language Week
Short Title: 4SLW

Date: 26-May-2008 - 30-May-2008
Location: Vitoria, Spain
Contact: Brendan Costello
Contact Email:

Subject Language(s): Spanish Sign Language (ssp)
Catalonian Sign Language (csc)

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

The Sign Language Week at the University of the Basque Country is a series of
events which includes a doctoral course and a theoretical linguistics workshop
for postgraduate researchers working on sign languages. The program also
includes other activities aimed at increasing awareness sign language
within the
university and the wider community, such as talks and cultural events.

The School of Philology & Geography and History of the University of the Basque
Country and KHIT, the Sign Language Research Group of the Basque Country, are
organizing the Fourth Sign Language Week to be held at the University of the
Basque Country in Vitoria, Spain, at the end of May, 2008.

The events include a Workshop on sign linguistics, which this year is aimed
specifically at postgraduate students working on sign languages. On each of the
three days a specialist in the field will give a talk on a specific topic and
this will be followed by a session led by postgraduate students who are
currently working on related aspects of the sign languages of Spain. (See
program below for further details.)

The aim of the workshop is to provide a space for debate and discussion for
research students and researchers alike. The Workshop will be conducted in
English and IS (International Sign): deaf researchers working on sign languages
are particularly encouraged to attend.

There are no registration costs for these events. For more information please
contact Brendan Costello (


26 - 30 May, 15:00-19:00
Room TBA

Doctorate course within the Interdepartmental PhD Program in Linguistics
(awarded Quality Distinction by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science)

Course title: Current Issues in Sign Language Research
Josep Quer (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
This course is for postgraduate students and will be given in English.

26 - 28 May, 10:00-13:00

Room 2.76, School of Philology & Geography and History
IV Workshop on Sign Linguistics

Monday, 26 May

10:00 Ana Fernández Soneira (Universidade de Vigo)
Quantification in LSE (Spanish Sign Language)

11:45 Ainara Bizkai (UPV-EHU) y Guillem Massó (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Workshop on Quantification in Sign Language

Tuesday, 27 May

10.00 Laurence Meurant (Université de Namur, Bélgica)
Gaze, frames of reference and space

11:45 Gemma Barberà (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Javier Fdez. Landaluce
(UPV-EHU) y Marta Mosella (Universitat de Barcelona)
Workshop on Reference in Sign Language

Wednesday, 28 May

10:00 Pamela Perniss (DCAL, University College London)
Iconicity and Coherence: the Expression of Spatial Information in Sign Language

12:00 Brendan Costello (UPV-EHU), Martha Kaperotxipi (UPV-EHU) y Saúl
Villameriel (Universidad de León)
Workshop on Iconicity in Sign Language

The Workshop is for Sign Language and Linguistics Researchers.
The workshop languages are English and IS (International Sign), and
interpretation between both languages will be provided.

Thursday, 29 May, 10:30-12:30
Small Auditorium, School of Philology & Geography and History

Working as a Deaf Researcher: the Sign Segmentation Project
Robert Adam (DCAL, University College London)

This talk is for the general public and will be given in IS (International
Sign), with interpretation into English and Spanish.

Thursday, 29 May, 19:00
University Pavilion

Signs of Expression: Cultural Soirée in Sign Language
Poetry and theatre in Spanish Sign Language performed by various
groups from the
Basque Country.

KHIT (Sign language research group of the Basque Country)
School of Philology & Geography and History


The Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Government
Vice-Chancellor's Office of the Araba Campus
Department of English and German Philology & Translation and Interpreting

In collaboration with:

Interdepartmental PhD Program in Linguistics
Cultural Service of the Araba Campus

General Coordinator:
KHIT (Sign language research group of the Basque Country)

Interpreter coordinator:
Brendan Costello

Organizing committee:
Ainara Bizkai
Brendan Costello
Javier Fernández Landaluce
Martha Kaperotxipi

Contact information:
Brendan Costello (
Javier Fernández Landaluce (

KHIT (Keinu Hizkuntzen Ikerketa Taldea),
Sala de Becarios,
Facultad de Filología y Geografía e Historia,
Paseo de la Universidad, 5,
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz
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