CfP: Sign Café 2, October 13-15, 2022, Ragusa, Italy

Conferences & workshops


Early-Bird registration for the Sign Café 2 Conference will open on June 13th.

Starting from June 13th, registration will be possible through Eventbrite at the following link. By clicking on the button “Details” you will be able to see the different registration fees.

In the meantime, please find attached the conference program draft below.

For more information on the event, click here.

Information on registration in IS can be found by clicking on this link.



Finally, Sign Café 2 has a new date! It will take place on October 13-15, 2022, at the University of Catania, in Ragusa.

The Department of Humanities, the School of Foreign Language and Literature in Ragusa and the Language and Communication Across Modalities Lab (LaCAM) of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the CNR are proud to organize it.

You can send your abstract either in PDF format or as a video in International Sign at this link by May 16th, 2022.

Sign Café is a Workshop on Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Sign Language Linguistics. It has been set up by Adam Schembri of the University of Birmingham as a regular forum to discuss approaches toward sign language linguistics in the cognitive and functional linguistics tradition.

The second edition of Sign Café was supposed to take place in Sicily in May 2020 and then postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The official languages of the conference will be English and International Sign (IS), with Italian Sign Language (LIS) as additional language.

Invited speakers will be:

  • Gabrielle Hodge (Australian National University, Australia)

  • Marie-Anne Sallandre and Brigitte Garcia (Université Paris 8, CNRS, France)

  • Erin Wilkinson (University of New Mexico, USA)

  • Virginia Volterra (ISTC, CNR, Italy)

We have considered previously accepted submissions (or updated versions) without any further refereeing. Having received 43 confirmations, we are opening a new but restricted call for further contributions (around 25).

For any information on abstract submission, deadlines, and fees, check the call for papers we have attached to this email. 

Click here for the call for papers in IS

DISCLAIMER: Please ignore this email if you have already received previous emails by this account regarding abstract submission and/or have already submitted an abstract. We apologise for multiple posting. 

We are waiting for you in Sicily!

The Sign Café 2 organizing team

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