The Gesture-Sign Interface in Language Acquisition, April 4th and 5th 2014 in Paris

Original post by Marion Blondel, January 28 2014
Reposted from: SLLING-List

The ADYLOC network, its president Maya Hickmann and the organizers of the event, Marion Blondel, Michèle Guidetti and Aliyah Morgenstern are happy to announce the International Workshop entitled, “The gesture-sign interface in language acquisition” that will take place on April 4th and 5th 2014 in Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris
Friday April 4th 2014 from 2 to 5:30 – Room 16

Special event for junior researchers.

Pauline Beaupoil and Camille Debras : Forms and functions of shrugging in
interaction: a comparison between children and adults

Stéphanie Caët and Fanny Limousin : Reference to you and me in speaking
and signing children

Isabelle Estève : the Gesture-Sign dynamics in deaf children

Elise Leroy : Didactique de la LSF, langue 1 ou comment se définit la
pédagogie sourde dans l’enseignement de la LSF au niveau du primaire face
à des élèves sourds.

Discussions will be lead by : Susan Goldin-Meadow, Gary Morgan, Asli
Ozyurek, Virginia Volterra

Saturday April 5th 2014 – from 9h30 to 17h30 – Grand amphitheater

Interpretation from English to French Sign Language will be provided.

9h30-10h30 Susan Goldin-Meadow: From homesign to sign language: Creating
language in the manual modality

10h30-11h30 Asli Ozyurek: Multiple routes from cospeech gestures to signs


11h45-12h45 Virginia Volterra: New developmental evidence for a
continuity from gesture to sign and word

Buffet lunch

14h15-15h15 Marion Blondel, Dominique Boutet & Aliyah Morgenstern: Hearing
and Deaf children’s gestures and signs in negative constructions

15h15-16h15-1Gary Morgan: Comparing co-speech gestures and sign languages
in children and adults

16h30-17h30 Discussion lead by Michèle Guidetti, Marion Blondel and Aliyah
Morgenstern with our guests and the audience

Local organizers: Marion Blondel, Michèle Guidetti, Aliyah Morgenstern

The workshop is free and open to all but please contact Aliyah.Morgenstern at for us to organize lunch on Saturday and coffee breaks.

This entry was posted in Workshops and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.