The Sign Language Linguistics Society (SLLS) has as its main aim the promotion of sign language research on an international scale and the maintenance of high scientific and ethical standards of such research. It will act as a resource to researchers and provide support to researchers in countries where such research is just beginning. The society will encourage exchange of information through meetings and publications. The Sign Language Linguistics Society was founded in 2004. The board and international representatives are elected every three years. Board until TISLR 2013: Anne Baker, Josep Quer, Adam Schembri, Beppie van den Bogaerde, Sibaji Panda, Kearsy Cormier, Onno Crasborn. International representatives: Gladys Tang, Trevor Johnston, Myriam Vermeerbergen, Gaurav Mathur, Ronice Müller de Quadros.
TISLR conference: The conference series Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research is targeted specifically at the linguistic study of signed languages. Its organisation is supported by SLLS to take place every three years. Recommendations following the last TISLR meeting in 2010 were collected from the questionnaire that was filled in by 124 participants, and which has been passed on to the organisers of the following meeting.
Status of sign language
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