CFP: The 8th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2019) Dates: 6-7 December 2019 in Osaka, Japan

Conference Announcement via Keiko Sagara on SLLS list (and slightly adapted for this post)

The 8th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2019)

Dates: December 6 – 7, 2019
Location: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Conference Website:
Abstract due: 9 September 2019

SSLL is an annual conference held for the promotion of sign language linguistics and also for a better understanding of human language by comparing and analyzing signed and spoken languages. Interpretation will be provided between the following languages: English/Japanese, ASL/English, JSL/Japanese, and all presentations will be webcast on Ustream.

Invited Speakers:
Julie Hochgesang (Gallaudet University)
Sign Language Description: A Deaf Retrospective and Application of Best Practices from Language Documentation

Samantha Rarrick (Griffith University, Australia)
Aksen tasol: Identifying & documenting sign language use in Papua New Guinea

We invite presentations (20 minutes presentation, followed by 10 minutes questions and answers) and poster presentations, on any topic related to sign language linguistics, and/or a comparative study between signed and spoken languages. We especially welcome presentations on descriptive linguistics.

■ Abstracts should be in English with a maximum of 500 words (including examples and references). They should be prepared in a MS-Word and PDF format, and should NOT include the name(s) of the authors.

■ Poster size: A0 [841mm×1189mm], portrait orientation.

■ Abstract submission page:

■ Abstract submission due: September 9, 2019.

■ Acceptance notification: September 30, 2019.

* Those who need notification earlier, please specify when you submit an abstract.

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