Membership Benefits

General support for the field

By becoming a member, you support the activities of the society for the field as a whole, including the maintenance and development of this web site, the publication of the starting guide, and the organisation of the TISLR conference series.

Web site

Members have access to the restricted areas of this web site:


Since 2009, the SLLS newsletter keeps you informed about all the latest news in the field: from job announcements to completed dissertations, from conference announcements to political developments in the world of deafness and sign language. Please submit all your news items to the editor.

Mailing list

There is a members-only mailing list (slls at for linguistic discussions, questions, and announcements. (Please note: Postings must be relevant to sign language linguistics. Spam or rude/offensive postings will be rejected.)


SLLS members receive a discount to the registration fee of the TISLR conferences.

Members are eligable to journal subscription discounts. We can currently offer discounts to Sign Language Studies,Sign Language & Linguistics and the Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Educationand to the German journal Das Zeichen(through a discounted membership of the GGKG society).