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Monday, May 4th 2015 (Main session)

08.45-09.15    Registration

 

09.15-09.30    Welcome and opening remarks

 

09.30-10.20    Invited talk: Bimodal bilingual language acquisition and language synthesis

  Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)

 

10.20-11.00    BIDD: A sign language copula

Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Rannveig Sverrisdóttir (University of Iceland), Kristín Lena Thorvaldsdóttir (The Communication Centre for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and Silja Hlín Guðbjörnsdóttir (Lágafellsskóli)

 

11.00-11.30    Coffee break

 

11.30-12.10    Distinctive Features of Noun-Verb Pairs in Croatian Sign Language (HZJ)

Ivana Marić and Marina Milković (University of Zagreb)

 

12.10-12.50    Emergent Lexical Categories: Nouns and Verbs in Homesign and Nicaraguan Sign Language

 Natasha Abner (Montclair State University), Molly Flaherty, Katelyn Stangl, Diane Brentari and Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago)

 

12.50-14.20    Lunch break

 

14.20-15.00    Distributive quantification in Russian Sign Language

Vadim Kimmelman (University of Amsterdam)

 

15.00-15.40    The interaction of telicity, grammatical role, and quantification on the choice of postnominal markers in ASL

 Teresa Galloway (Cornell University)

 

15.40-16.00    Short poster presentation 1

 

16.00-16.40    Poster session 1 and coffee break

 

16-40-17.20    Sentence Final Doubling, Negation, and the Syntax/Discourse Interface

 Kathryn Davidson (Yale University) and Helen Koulidobrova (Central Connecticut State University)

 

17.20-18.00    On Wh-Complements in Turkish Sign Language

 Emre Hakguder (Boğaziçi University)


 18.00-18.40   Decomposing the internal structure of Motion Predicates in Italian Sign Language (LIS)

                            Elena Benedicto (Purdue University), Chiara Branchini and Lara Mantovan (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)


 Tuesday, May 5th 2015 (Main session)

 

09.00-09.40   Comparative constructions and visible degrees in LIS

                          Valentina Aristodemo and Carlo Geraci (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)


09.40-10.20    Regular and Backward Agreement Verbs in Libras: outlining a syntactic derivation

 Guilherme Lourenço (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

 

10.20-10.45    Short poster presentations 2

 

10.45-11.30    Poster session 2 and coffee break

 

11.30-12.10    Phonological development in hearing learners of a sign language: The role of sign complexity and iconicity

Gerardo Ortega (Radboud University, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) and Gary Morgan (City University, University College London)


12.10-12.50    Signs activate words. Neurophysiological evidence for cross-modal co-activation of German (L2) during German Sign 
Language sentence processing (L1)

Jana Hosemann (Georg-August University of Göttingen), Nicole Altvater-Mackensen (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences), Annika Herrmann, Markus Steinbach and Nivedita Mani (Georg-August University of Göttingen)

 

12.50-14.00    Lunch break

 

14.00-14.50    Invited talk: Visible semantics and iconic semantics

Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS-Paris/New York University)

 

14.50-15.30    Distinguishing Discourse Referents: A Unified DRT-Analysis of R-Loci in Sign Languages and Gender in Spoken Language

Markus Steinbach, Derya Nuhbalaoglu, Anne Wienholz and Edgar Onea (Georg-August University of Göttingen)

 

15.30-15.50    Short poster presentation 3

 

15.50-16.40    Poster session 3 and coffee break

 

16.40-17.10    How does a language-ready brain recognize language? Information transfer in sign language as measured by fractal

                        complexity of motion

                        Evie Malaia (University of Texas at Arlington), Ronnie Wilbur and Joshua Borneman (Purdue University)

 

17.10-17.50    Event representations constrain the structure of (sign) language

                        Carlo Geraci, Brent Strickland, Emmanuel Chemla (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod), Roland Pfau (Universiteit van Amsterdam),                             Meltem Kelepir (Boğaziçi University) and Philippe Schlenker (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod)

 

17.50-18.00    Closing of the main session

 

18.00                Business meeting

 

 

Alternate papers for presentation

'Backwards Agreement' in TID Comparatives; Is it Agreement, Directionality or Gestural?

Huner Kasikara, A. Surmu Ozsoys and Elvan Tamyurek Ozparlak (Boğaziçi University)

 

Real auxiliaries or just person agreement markers? The syntactic status of agreement markers in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS)

Julia Krebs (University of Salzburg), Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University) and Dietmar Roehm (Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg)

 

Towards a revised typology of mouth actions

Connie de Vos (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

 

 

POSTER Session 1

Towards a revised typology of mouth actions

Connie de Vos (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

 

Passive-like Constructions with Inanimate Themes in Turkish Sign Language (TİD)

Aslı Özkul (İstanbul Bilgi University & Boğaziçi University) and Meltem Kelepir (Boğaziçi University)

 

Article Distribution in English/American Sign Language (ASL) Whispered Code-Blended Speech

Vanessa Petroj (University of Connecticut)

 

Integration of "secondary" information during comprehension: mouthings in British Sign Language

David Vinson (University College London), Pamela Perniss (Univeristy of Brighton) and Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London)


Simultaneous classifier constructions in Sign Language of the Netherlands: a case of parataxis

Inge Zwitserlood (Radboud University Nijmegen)

 


POSTER Session 2

Real auxiliaries or just person agreement markers? The syntactic status of agreement markers in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS)

Julia Krebs (University of Salzburg), Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University) and Dietmar Roehm (Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg)

 

Development of the Kata Kolok Child Signing Corpus

Hannah Lutzenberger (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics/Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin)

 

Description of A Perfective Marker in Turkish Sign Language (TİD)

Serpil Karabüklü (Boğaziçi University)

 

Morphological complexity of lexical signs

Els van der Kooij and Inge Zwitserlood (Radboud University Nijmegen)


  

POSTER Session 3

‘Backward Agreement’ in TID Comparatives; Is it Agreement, Directionality or Gestural?

Huner Kasikara, A. Sumru Ozsoy and Elvan Tamyurek Ozparlak (Boğaziçi University)

 

Mouth lexemes in LSB

Aline Garcia Rodero Takahira (University of São Paulo)

 

Shifting obligatory – or not? The interpretation of person indexicals in role shift and the influence of pragmatics

Annika Hübl (Georg-August University of Göttingen)

 

Experimental evidence for stroke-to-stroke turn-boundary prediction in signed conversations

Connie de Vos, Marisa Casillas (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen), Onno Crasborn (Radboud University) and Stephen C. Levinson (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)

 

Metaphor and inhibition—evidence from iconicity in sign languages

Ariel Cohen (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) and Irit Meir (University of Haifa)

 

 

COST SignGram Outreach session: "Sign Grammars for Deaf Rights" (pdf version)

 

Wednesday May 6th 2015

 

14.00-14.30    Opening

 

14.30-15.15    The SignGram Blueprint

                        Josep Quer (ICREA-UPF) & Carlo Cecchetto (Milano-Bicocca)

 

15.15-15.45    Coffee break

 

15.45-16.15    The impact of sign language acquisition research for sign language communities

                        Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)

 

16.15-16.45    The link between sign language research and education of Deaf children and sign language learning/teaching as  well as 

policies concerning linguistic rights for Deaf individuals and communities

                        Christian Rathmann (Universität Hamburg)

 

16.45-17.15    Looking in two directions: the implications for linguistic theory and clinical intervention of research on development and 

acquired impairments in sign language

                        Bencie Woll (DCAL, University College of London)                      

 

17.15-18.00    Panel discussion


18.00-18.50    Invited speaker: Language Planning and Policy Making: Identifying the Architects

                        Benjamin Bahan (Gallaudet University, USA)

 

18.50-19.00    Closing