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The updated programme of FEAST Barcelona 2015, the final conference of the SignGram COST Action IS1006. It is also available at the following link, together with practical information:

https://sites.google.com/site/feastconference/home/conferences/feast-2015-barcelona-2/program

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

Registration for the conference is free of charge, but if you are not a member of the COST Action, you must send an email to the conference address (feast.conference@gmail.com) to tell us you intend to attend. Signing an attendance sheet during the conference is required.

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The fourth edition of the ‘Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory’ (FEAST) conference will take place at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) on May 4-6, 2015. FEAST is the conference of the COST Action IS1006 ‘Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage’. For information about this COST Action visit:signgram.eu.

 

 

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.

The keynote speakers at the main session (May 4-5) of the FEAST 2015 Barcelona will be:

  • Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS-Paris/New York University)

On May 6 there will be an outreach session featuring a presentation of the final product of the Action (The SignGram Blueprint, a guide to the preparation of comprehensive reference grammars for sign languages) and a discussion panel on the impact of linguistic research for sign language communities and Deaf signers (education, interpretation, acquisition, language deficits, language policies). This session will be attended by different stakeholders, such as representatives of Deaf communities, associations of sign language interpreters, and language policy-makers.

The speakers at the outreach session will be:

  • Benjamin Bahan (Gallaudet University, USA)
  • Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Josep Quer (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra) & Carlo Cecchetto (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
  • Christian Rathmann (Universität Hamburg)
  • Bencie Woll (DCAL, University College of London)

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

Registration for the conference is free of charge, but if you are not a member of the COST Action, you must send an email to the conference address to tell us you intend to attend. Signing an attendance sheet during the conference is required.

Contact: feast.conference@gmail.com

For further information and updates about the conference, please visit the conference website:

http://sites.google.com/site/feastconference/home/conferences/feast-2015-barcelona-2
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