CfP: The 5th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL5)

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Conference: The 5th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL5)
Dates: 23-25 September 2016
Location: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
Organizers: HARA Daisuke (H), IIZUMI Naoko (H), IKEDA Masumi (D), Kikusawa Ritsuko (H, Chair), MATSUOKA Kazumi (H), SAGARA Keiko (D)
Website: http://www.r.minpaku.ac.jp/ritsuko/ssll2016/index.html
Contact: SSLL2016@minpaku.ac.jp
Abstract Submission: SSLL2016.submit@minpaku.ac.jp
Abstract due: 16 May 2016

Description:
SSLL2016 will be held for the promotion of sign language linguistics, and also better understanding toward human language by comparing and analyzingvsigned and spoken languages. English/Japanese, ASL/English, JSL/Japanese interpretation will be provided. We invite presentations (30 minutes presentation, followed by 10 minutes questions and answers) on any topics related to sign languages linguistics and/or a comparison between signed and spoken languages.

Invited Lectures:
Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Communicative Efficiency in Sign and Speech

Jane S. Tsay (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan)
Modality Effects or Rhetorical Style: What Are Signed Languages Good At?

Past Events:
The 3rd International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL3) “Language Description, Documentation and Conservation and Cross-modal Typology”
http://www.minpaku.ac.jp/english/research/activity/news/corp/20141004-05

Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL) Festa at Minpaku 2013
http://www.minpaku.ac.jp/english/research/activity/news/corp/20130927-29

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