Postgraduate Workshop ‘Current Issues in Sign Linguistics, Deafness & Cognition’ (London, 16 Sep 2011)



Full Title: Current Issues in Sign Linguistics, Deafness & Cognition
Short Title: CISLDC PG 2011

Date: 16-Sep-2011 – 16-Sep-2011
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Zed Sevcikova
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Deaf Sign Language; Sign Language

Call Deadline: 09-May-2011

Meeting Description:

The CISLDC 2011 is organised by postgraduate students under the auspices of the Deafness, Cognition, and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, University College London (UCL) and City University. The postgraduate conference aims
to offer the opportunity for postgraduate students from various areas related to sign language linguistics to come together to present papers related to their research and to exchange ideas.

We are pleased to announce Dr. Pamela Perniss from DCAL, UCL (, as one of this year’s invited plenary speakers. Another plenary speaker will be announced later.

Call for Papers:

Postgraduate students and postgraduate researchers are invited to present work in progress on sign language linguistics, deafness, cognition and related fields. This one-day conference aims to provide a forum to bring
together young researchers from a range of disciplines and disseminate their findings. Multidisciplinary work is particularly encouraged. The conference aims to cover the following areas:

– Sign language linguistics – sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, phonology
– Gesture
– Bimodal bilingualism
– Sign language interpreting
– Sign language acquisition / development by deaf and hearing children and adults
– Neurolinguistic research on sign language processing

The conference will include presentations of papers, posters and plenary talks.

Abstracts of up to 300 words on topics related to sign language linguistics are invited for 20-minute oral presentations or poster display.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Submissions must be emailed to by May 9th 2011.

The official languages of the conference are English and British Sign Language (BSL).

To download the registration form and for other information about abstract guidelines and submission is available on the conference webpage:

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