CfP: ‘SignNonmanuals’ – Workshop on functions of nonmanuals in sign languages – Austria

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Workshop: ‘SignNonmanuals’ – Workshop on a cross-linguistic comparison of linguistic functions coded by nonmanuals
Location: Centre for Sign Language and Deaf Communication (ZGH), Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria
Date: April 11-12, 2014.

Within the framework of our project ‘Segmentation and structuring of texts in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS)’ – funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) – a workshop will take place focusing on the following three topics:
comparison of functions coded by nonmanuals among different sign languages (SLs)
discussion on methodological approaches for identifying nonmanuals in SLs
exchange of acquired experiences regarding translation work within the scope of linguistic projects
Participants are welcome to submit an abstract for a 15-minutes presentation followed by a 10-minutes discussion on one or more of the workshop topics until February 28, 2014. Detailed information on each of the three topics and on the requirements for the abstract can be found on the following website

As from now on interested parties can register for the workshop (with or without submitting an abstract) until March 10, 2014. There are no workshop fees. Please submit the abstract and/or register by writing an informal e-mail to

The workshop languages are English, Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS) and International Sign (IS). If there is no participant who requires an IS-English-interpretation, the organizing team reserves the right to cancel the IS-English-interpretation by March 10, 2014. Please also inform us in your registration e-mail if you do not need an IS-English-interpretation since you bring your own interpreter.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Workshop Organizing Team: Andrea Lackner, Anna Wiener, Franz Dotter
Project Team and Volunteers: Nikolaus Riemer, Bernadette Auersperg, Xenia Dürr, Isabel Graf, Cornelia Harratzmüller

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