SignNonmanuals 2 - International Sign Language Workshop on Nonmanuals, Corpus and Signbank Issues, and the Inclusion of Deaf and Translation Issues in Linguistic Studies

Country: Austria

City: Graz

Abstr. due: 08.03.2019

Dates: 03.05.19 — 04.05.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: The Austrian Science Fund (FWF)



    NONMANUALS in sign languages

    their description
    their functions
    their interplay/contribution with phonological, morphologic, syntactic, and discourse units
    their gestural, prosodic, linguistic interpretation/definition/interface
    their variation
    iconicity & conceptuality
    translation challenges


    CORPUS and SIGNBANK issues

    creating, enhancing, linking lexicon databases and corpora
    annotation of nonmanuals in SL corpora and signbanks
    methods and tools for sign language description
    different SL corpora (IS, L2, language acquisition, multilingual,…)
    translation within corpora



    Inclusion of Deaf native perspective in SL description
    Corpus translation and use of corpora for interpreter training
    Deaf and sign language rights
    Language attitude
    Publishing scientific papers in sign language


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