CfP: EuroBABEL workshop Rural Signing Varieties (Leiden, November 7th, 2012)



EuroBABEL workshop Rural Signing Varieties: Social Dynamics and Linguistic Structure

On November 7, the workshop ‘Rural signing varieties: social dynamics and linguistic structure’ will take place at Leiden University. Co-organised by Leiden University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, this event presents results from the EuroBabel project on “Endangered Sign Languages in Village Communities”, as well as related work from collaborators.

Confirmed speakers & preliminary programme

Dr. Angela Nonaka (University of Texas)
Dr. Olivier Le Guen (CIESAS)
Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne)
Prof. John Haviland (UCSD, San Diego)
Prof. Ulrike Zeshan (University of Central Lancashire)

For the preliminary programme, click here.
Presenting a poster

In addition to the presentations by the speakers listed above there will be an opportunity to present work in poster format. The poster session will be concluded with a Best Poster Prize. Please contact Connie de Vos ( ) if you would like to present your research in this session.


Registration is free and open to the general public. International Sign interpreting is provided.
Please register by sending an email to


This workshop is co-organised by Victoria Nyst (Leiden University) and Connie de Vos (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics). For any practical enquiries regarding registration or local arrangements please contact Ms. Esrih Bakker (

For further information an programme:

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