Conference on Sign Linguistics & Deaf Education in Asia

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Thursday, 28 January 2010 to Saturday, 30 January 2010
Country: 
Hong Kong
City: 
Hong Kong
Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, 31 October 2009

Full Title: Conference on Sign Linguistics & Deaf Education in Asia

Date: 28-Jan-2010 - 30-Jan-2010
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Felix Sze
Meeting Email: cslds@arts.cuhk.edu.hk
Web Site: http://csldea.no-ip.info

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language
Acquisition

Other Specialty: Sign language

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

Research in Sign Linguistics in the past several decades has enabled us to
begin to unravel the properties of sign languages as natural languages, with

all the complexity and expressive powers found in spoken languages.

The 'Conference on Sign Linguistics, Deaf Education and Deaf Culture in
Asia',
held in the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001 marked the beginning of
an
era of sign language research in Asia. Now, a decade later, it is time to
take
stock of the progress and the development of this field. Towards this end,
the
Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia aims at providing
a
forum for sign language researchers who work on Asian sign languages to
share
their research and to exchange information about the situation for sign
linguistics and sign language research in their respective countries and
regions. In addition, this conference aims at examining the development of
models of deaf education in Asia that include sign language.

Call for Papers

Papers of the following areas related to Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education
in
the Asian context are welcome:

1. Asian sign language and linguistics:
Studies on the linguistics of individual Asian sign languages, for example:
- Syntax/semantics
- Phonology
- Acquisition
- Sociolinguistics
- Corpus linguistics
- Comparative studies on any linguistic structure in Asian sign languages or

between Asian sign languages and those found in other parts of the world.
- Comparative studies on any linguistic structures between Asian sign
languages
and spoken languages.

2. Deaf Education in the Asian context:
- Sign bilingualism and sign bilingual acquisition
- The role of sign language in deaf education
- Literacy development of deaf children
- Language assessment (spoken/signed language) of deaf children
- Educational technology in deaf education
- Post-secondary education for the deaf

Paper Presentations:
- Each paper presentation will be 40 minutes in length (i.e. 30 minutes for
presentation, followed by a 10-minute question/answer period)
- Conference languages will be English and Hong Kong Sign Language.
Interpretation between English and Hong Kong Sign Language will be provided.

Presenters using other spoken or signed languages may bring their own
interpreters with them.

Submission Guidelines:
- Abstracts need to be written in English with a maximum of 400 words
(excluding
references).
- Submissions are limited to two abstracts per person as single and/or joint
authors.
- Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October 2009
- Please send your submission for paper presentation to the following
email address, in the following manner:

To: cslds@arts.cuhk.edu.hk
Subject: Paper submission

In the main text of your email, please include the following information:
1. Title of paper
2. name(s) of author(s)
3. affiliations of author(s)
4. mailing address for contact person
5. email address(es) of author(s)
6. telephone number for contact person
7. keywords (about 5 words)
The main text of your abstract should be attached to the above email.

Please do not include any information in your abstract which may reveal your

identity, as the review process will be conducted anonymously.
- Please save the file as a word file under your last name (e.g. Smith.pdf)
- Notification of acceptance will be made by mid-November 2009.

Important Deadlines:
Submission of abstracts: 31 October 2009
Notification of acceptance: mid-November 2009
Deadline for registration: 31 December 2009
Submission of presentation materials for interpreters: mid-January 2010