CfP: FEAST 2016 Venice, September 1-2, 2016



Call for papers FEAST 2016 (Venice, September 1-2)

The fifth meeting of the “Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory” (FEAST) colloquium will take place at the University of Venice on September 1-2, 2016. For the coming four years, FEAST is 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.

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.

Authors are asked to submit their abstracts as e-mail attachments in .pdf format to the following address: Files should be anonymized.

We plan to have oral presentations (30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) as well as a poster session (posters are particularly welcome for contributions reporting experimental work). The poster session will be preceded by a special session in which each poster presenter will be allotted 5 minutes to introduce the topic of his/her poster.

The anonymous abstract should include the title and indicate whether it is intended for poster or oral presentation. The title of the paper, name of the author(s), affiliation(s), surface mail address and e-mail address should be included in the e-mail message. 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 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.

Conference dates: September, 1-2, 2016

Deadline for submission: May 9, 2016

Notification of acceptance/rejection: June 20, 2015

The conference e-mail:

Conference web page:

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

Although there is no registration fee, people who plan to attend the conference are asked to inform the organizers by sending an e-mail to:

Scientific committee:
Chiara Branchini
Diane Brentari
Anna Cardinaletti
Carlo Cecchetto
Caterina Donati
Karen Emmorey
Carlo Geraci
Meltem Kelepir
Gaurav Mathur
Roland Pfau
Christian Rathman
Josep Quer
Markus Steinbach
Ronnie Wilbur
Bencie Woll

Organizing committee:
Branchini Chiara
Anna Cardinaletti
Carlo Cecchetto
Josep Quer

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