CfP: 8th meeting of the “Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory” (FEAST), Hong Kong, 5-6 June, 2020

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The eighth meeting of the “Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory” (FEAST) colloquium will take place at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 5-6 June, 2020. It is organized by The Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies of CUHK.

FEAST used to be the official conference of the research project “The Sign Hub: Preserving, Researching and Fostering the Linguistic, Historical and Cultural Heritage of European Deaf Signing Communities with an Integral Resource” (2016-2020) funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme (http://www.sign-hub.eu/). To continue with the good practice of promoting formal and experimental approaches to sign language research, The Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce the 8th meeting of FEAST on the campus of the University.

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: 5-6 June, 2020

Call for abstracts:
We invite both on stage presentations (30-minute presentation, followed by 10-minute questions and answers) and poster presentations on any formal and experimental approaches to sign language research. Interpretation will be provided between the following languages: HKSL, IS, ASL and English.

Presentation languages:
HKSL, IS, ASL and English.

Abstract submission:
The anonymous abstract should include the title and indicate whether it is intended for on stage or poster presentation. Abstracts should not be longer than two pages in length (including tables, examples and references), in 12-point type, single line spacing and 2.5 cm margins.

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through the FEAST 2020 Hong Kong Easychair page:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feast2020hk

Video submission in either HKSL, IS and ASL are welcome (maximum length 5 minutes).

Abstracts will be reviewed by an external panel and the reviewing process will be double-blind. At maximum two abstracts (one of which must be co-authored) can be submitted.

Abstract submission due:
30 January, 2020

Acceptance notification:
28 February, 2020

Conference e-mail and web site:
feast2020@cslds.org
http://www.cslds.org/feast2020

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