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The fifth meeting of the “Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory” (FEAST) colloquium will take place at the University of Venice on September 1-2, 2016. For the coming four years, FEAST is the official conference of the research project “The Sign Hub: Preserving, Researching and Fostering the Linguistic, Historical and Cultural Heritage of European Deaf Signing Communities with an Integral Resource” (2016-2020) funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme. 

FEAST is a regular forum to discuss formal approaches to sign language grammar (in particular in the generative tradition), experimental approaches to sign languages, and their interaction. 

The official languages of the conference will be English and ASL. Interpreting between ASL and English will be provided by Helsa Borinstein, Christopher Stone and Lissa Zeviar.

Although there is no registration fee, people who plan to attend the conference are asked to inform the organizers by sending an e-mail to: venicefeast@unive.it


Keynote speakers

Carol Padden 

(University of California, San Diego)

Naama Friedmann 

(Tel Aviv University)


The SIGN-HUB project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693349.