Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (FEAST) 2012
SIGNGRAM COST Action conference

FEAST Home Program Accommodation Conference Venue Call for papers w PJM i w języku polskim

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submission:
January 15, 2012

Notification of acceptance:
February 29, 2012

Conference Days:
June 1-2, 2012

FEAST 2012 Book of abstracts is available here.

June 1, 2012 (Friday)

8.00 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 - 9.30 Opening remarks
9.30 - 10.20 — Invited talk:
L2-acquisition of two types of nonconcatenative morphology in German Sign Language
Christian Rathmann (University of Hamburg, Germany)

10.20 - 11.10
Agreement verbs in ÍTM
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Kristín Lena Þorvaldsdóttir, Rannveig Sverrisdóttir (University of Iceland, Iceland)

11.10 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 12.20
Is ABSL a language without phonology?
Joana Rosselló (University of Barcelona, Spain), Celia Alba (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

12.20 - 13.10
Categorical vs. gradient: What ASL fingerspelling teaches us about the phonetics-phonology interface
Diane Brentari, Jon Keane, and Jason Riggle (University of Chicago, USA)

13.10 - 13.30 Business meeting

13.30 - 15.00 Lunch break

15.00 - 15.50 — Invited talk:
The point of verb agreement
Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University, USA)

15.50 - 16.40
WH duplication and beyond
Chiara Branchini (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy), Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean-Nicod, France), Anna Cardinaletti (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy), Carlo Cecchetto (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy), Caterina Donati (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)

16.40 - 17.15
Poster Presentations:

Domain restriction in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)
Gemma Barberà (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

Sign language & language universals: The case of Universal 20 in Italian sign language
Lara Mantovan (Dipartimento di scienze del linguaggio, Ca' Bembo, Italy), Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean-Nicod, France)

Binding complexity and the status of pronouns in English and ASL
Natasha Abner, Thomas Graf (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

An analysis for restrictive circumnominal relative clauses with focus on SLs
Marta Mosella (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Disentangling free relative clauses in Italian Sign Language (LIS)
Chiara Branchini (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy)

17.15 - 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 - 18.10
Poster Session

18.10 - 19.00
Three kinds of iconicity in sign language pronominals: A formal approach
Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, France, New York University, USA), Mirko Santoro (Institut Jean-Nicod, France, University of Venice, Italy), Jon Lamberton (New York, USA)

June 2, 2012 (Saturday)

9.00 - 9.50 — Invited talk:
What can research on atypical signing tell us about the linguistics of sign languages?
Bencie Woll (University College London, UK)

9.50 - 10.40
Language switch costs and dual-task costs in bimodal language production
Emily Kaufmann, Thomas Kaul (University of Cologne, Germany)

10.40 - 11.30
WH-questions in bimodal bilinguals — Evidence for language synthesis
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA), Ronice Müller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil), Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University, USA), Elena Koulidobrova (University of Connecticut, USA)

11.30 - 11.50 Coffee break

11.50 - 12.40
The SAME constituent structure
Carlo Cecchetto (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy), Alessandra Checchetto (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy), Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean-Nicod, France), Sandro Zucchi (University of Milan, Italy)

12.40 - 13.30
A modality-free account of the position of clausal arguments
Josep Quer (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

13.30 - 15.00 Lunch break

15.00 - 15.50
PERSON climbing up a tree (and other adventures in sign language grammaticalization)
Roland Pfau (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Markus Steinbach (Georg-August-Universität, Germany)

15.50 - 16.40
Testing condition C and crossover effects in ASL
Gaurav Mathur (Gallaudet University, USA), Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, France, New York University, USA)

16.40 - 17.10
Poster Presentations:

Hand in hand: The grammar of space at the articulatory-perceptive interface
Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean-Nicod, France)

Morphophonological constraints on a negation prefix in Polish Sign Language (PJM)
Piotr Tomaszewski (University of Warsaw, Poland)

An Optimality-Theoretic syntactic typology of negation in four sign languages
Kadir Gökgöz, Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue University, USA)

A preliminary description and analysis of the phonology of Portuguese Sign Language for computational modeling purposes
Mara Moita, Patrícia Carmo, José Pedro Ferreira, Ana Mineiro (Insituto de Linguística Teórica e Computacional, Portugal)

Spatial references in sign and speech: A crosslinguistic view on cross-modal bilingualism
Ainhoa Moiua (University of Mondragon, Spain), Inés García-Azkoaga (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Arantza Ozaeta (University of Mondragon, Spain)

Russian Sign Language dialects or independent national sign languages
Tatiana Davidenko, Anna Komarova (G.Zaitseva Centre for Deaf Studies and Bilingual Education, Russia)

17.10 - 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 - 18.10
Poster Session

18.10 - 19.00
Getting together a POSSe: The primacy of predication in ASL possessives
Natasha Abner (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Ranked Alternates:

1. Agreement verbs in ÍTM
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Kristín Lena Þorvaldsdóttir, Rannveig Sverrisdóttir (University of Iceland, Iceland)

2. Disentangling free relative clauses in Italian Sign Language (LIS)
Chiara Branchini (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy)

3. Hand in hand: The grammar of space at the articulatory-perceptive interface
Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean-Nicod, France)

 Pracownia Lingwistyki Migowej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
 Section for Sign Linguistics, University of Warsaw