SignWISE Conference at Gallaudet

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SignWriting List
February 15, 2004

Dear SW List Members!
I just received this information about a conference at Gallaudet 

> From: Miako Villanueva <miako34 at>
> Date: February 15, 2004 5:05:43 PM PST
> Reply-To: miako34 at
> SignWISE: Working toward Insight, Scholarship, and Enlightenment
> August 5 - 8, 2004 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
> The graduate students in Linguistics at Gallaudet University invite 
> current graduate students to participate in an all-student conference. 
> SignWISE has been initiated with the goal of developing a community 
> among graduate students interested in the area of American Sign 
> Language Linguistics.  In keeping with this aim, we hope to create an 
> environment to allow for dialogue about research that graduate 
> students around the country are conducting on ASL. 
>  We will provide all interested participants with the same data to be 
> used for their analysis.  The topic for analysis is open: discourse 
> issues, mental space blends, role shifting, gestures, phonology, 
> syntax.  We envision participants giving 10-15 minute presentations 
> followed by 15-20 minute roundtable discussions about each 
> presentation. There will also be a forum for discussion of theory and 
> methods, as well as time for collaborative work.
> Please check out our website at for more 
> information, including a call for abstracts, tentative schedule, a 
> sample clip of the data, and more.

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