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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Saturday, September 23~Sunday, September 24, 2017
The 6th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics

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  • Date: Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
  • Registration
    Official Site
  • Languages: English/Japanese, ASL/English, JSL/Japanese
  • Inquiries: 10-1 Senri Expo-Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan National Museum of Ethnology
    Tel: +81-(0)6-6878-8266
    e-mail: SSLL2017 [at] minpaku.ac.jp
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Outline

SSLL2017 will be 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. English/Japanese, ASL/English, JSL/Japanese interpretation will be provided and the presentations will be webcast on Ustream.

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Program

◆ Friday, September 22
9:00 - 17:00 Interpreters and presenters meeting, PPt check
◆ Saturday, September 23

※Entrance hall・・・Presenters place their posters in the specified place. 9:00 - 12:30/Poster presentations 12:30 - 17:15

9:00 - 9:20 Resistration Counter Open
9:20 - 9:25 Opening Remarks
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko(National Museum of Ethnology, Japan / The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan)
9:25 - 9:30 Greetings
YOSHIDA Kenji(Director-General, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
9:30 - 9:35 Business Announcements
SAGARA KeikoNational Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
9:40 - 10:50 Invited Lecture 1:
“Making Hands” and Making Words
abstract
Lynn Yong-Shi HOU(University of California, San Diego, USA)
10:50 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 11:50 Improvisational Signing: How JSL Signers Solve Word-finding Problems in Interaction
abstract
BONO Mayumi (National Institute of Informatics & SOKENDAI, Japan)
11:50 - 12:30 Metaphors of Emotion in Taiwan Sign Language
abstract
Jung-hsing CHANG (Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:10 Speaker (Un)certainty in Sign Languages
abstract
Elisabeth ENGBERG-PEDERSEN (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
14:10 - 14:50 Simultatneous vs. Sequential Compounds in LIS (Italian Sign Language): A Perceptual Experiment
abstract
Mirko SANTORO (Institut Jean-Nicod, École Normale Supérieure, France)
14:50 - 15:50 Exhibition hall tour & Break
15:50 - 16:30 Languages in Contact: The Lexicon and Morphology of Signed Languages in Contact with Spoken Languages
abstract
Benjamin GIBSON (Temple University, USA)
16:30 - 17:10 Imagistic Structure and List Buoys
abstract
Paul G. DUDIS (Gallaudet University, USA)
17:10 - 17:15 Business Announcements
SAGARA Keiko (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
17:15 - 18:15 Poster Session (Entrance Hall)
18:15 - 20:15 Reception (Entrance Hall)
◆ Sunday, September 24

※Entrance hall・・・Poster presentations 9:15 - 12:30/Poster removal 12:30 - 13:30

9:15 - 9:35 Resistration Counter Open
9:35 - 9:40 Business Announcements
SAGARA Keiko (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
9:40 - 10:50 Invited Lecture 2:
Flemish Sign Language Lexicography: Past, Present and Future
abstract
Myriam Vermeerbergen (KU Leuven, Belgium)
10:50 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 11:50 Relative Clauses in Japanese Sign Language
abstractHandout
Mark PENNER, YANO Uiko and TERASAWA Hideya (Japan Deaf Evangel Mission, Japan)
11:50 - 12:30 LSF Relative Clauses in a Typological Perspective
abstract
Charlotte HAUSER (Université Paris Diderot (LLF), Institut Jean Nicod (ENS-CNRS-EHESS), France)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:10 Low Referentiality in LIS (Italian Sign Language) and LSF (French Sign Language)
abstract
Jeremy KUHN*, Carlo GERACI** and Lara MANTOVAN** (*Institut Jean-Nicod, École Normale Supérieure,France, **University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
14:10 - 14:50 Does Clause-final Finger Pointing Refer to a Null Topic in JSL?
abstract
UCHIBORI Asako* and IMANISHI Yusuke** (*Nihon University, **Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
14:50 - 15:30 Comparing Word Orders in Simple Transitive Clauses in Three Asian Sign Languages
abstract
Felix SZE (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:40 Testing Early Vocabulary Knowledge of Cantonese and Hong Kong Sign Language of Young Children
abstract
Felix SZE, Cheryl TONG and David LAM (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
16:40 - 17:20 Constructing a Profile of Successful L2 Signer-Hearing Parents of Deaf Children
abstract
Deborah CHEN PICHLER (Gallaudet University, USA)
17:20 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan / The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan)

* Invited presentations will be 50 minutes presentation followed by a 20 minute question and answer period. Other presetations will be 30 minutes presentation followed by a10 minute questions and answer period.

◇ Poster session Entrance hall
Poster1 Facial Expressions and Speech Acts in Non-signers
abstract
Jeremy KUHN* and Emmanuel CHEMLA** (*Institut Jean-Nicod, École Normale Supérieure,**Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (CNRS, EHESS, ENS))
Poster2 Merging Signed and Spoken Language Documentation
abstract
Samantha RARRICK (University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA)
Poster3 Referring Expressions at the Interfaces: A Feature-Geometric Approach
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Donovan GROSE (Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong)