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.
The first was held in June 1986 in Rochester, New York, followed by Washington, D.C. in 1988, Boston in 1990 and San Diego, California in 1992...
TISLR12: 4-7 January 2016, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia
- Admasu, Kidane: Lexical Variation in Ethiopian Sign Language.
- Ang, Mary: Negation in Singapore Sign Language.
- Bauer, Anastasia, Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, Alice Gaby and Jennifer Green: Pointing to the body: kin signs in Australian Indigenous sign languages.
- Belsitzman, Gal, Wendy Sandlerand Irit Meir: Foreign Accent In Sign Language: Evidence From Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language.
- Benedicto, Elena, Chiara Branchini, Lara Mantovan and Robin Shay: Decomposing the internal structure of motion predicates in three sign languages: LIS, HKSL, ASL.
- Byun, Kang-Suk, Connie deVos, Stephen C. Levinson and Ulrike Zeshan: Repair strategies and recursion as evidence of individual differences in metalinguistic skill in Cross-signing.
- Dillon, Angela: Naming and framing: The influences of early Auslan linguistic research on community discourse.
- Fan, Ryan: Mouthing and Initialization in Egyptian Sign Language.
- Hosemann, Jana, Svetlana Dachkovsky, Annika Herrmann, Markus Steinbach & Wendy Sandler: Signers’ Perception Of Conditional Intonation: A Comparative Study Of Israeli Sign Language And German Sign Language.
- Johnston, Trevor: The Syntactic Distribution Of Pronoun-Like Signs In Auslan.
- Kaneko, Michiko and Josephine Matla: Neologism in SASL (South African Sign Language): the process of creating new signs for linguistic terminology.
- Kaneko, Michiko: Onomatopoeic Mouth Gestures In Creative Sign Language.
- Kikuchi, Kouhei and Mayumi Bono: Searching for phenomena in a spontaneous Japanese signed discourse corpus using structured annotations.
- Kratochvíl, Frantisek, Mary Ang, Shu Yi, Jessica Mak, May Low Jarn and Li-Sa Wang: Language contact-induced layering of the basic vocabulary in Singapore Sign Language.
- Kuroda, Eikoh, Chika Hara and Akio Suemori: Sentence-final particle, mouthing kore, in Japanese Sign Language.
- Li, Jia and Gladys Tang: Relative clauses in Hong Kong Sign Language.
- Li, Jieqiong and Gladys Tang: Acquisition of Personal Pronouns by an HKSL-Cantonese Bilingual Deaf Child: A Case Study.
- Lin, Hao: A preliminary investigation of polar question in CSL.
- Liu, Hongyu: FINISH for Perfective and Reduplication for Non-perfective: Then what else is in Shanghai Variety of Chinese Sign Language (SCSL)?
- Ma, Yunyi: History of Signing in China.
- Manns, Howard, Shimako Iwasaki, Louisa Willoughby and Meredith Bartlett: The Polite And The Politic Of Unfolding Tactile Auslan Conversation.
- McKee, Rachel and David McKee: Assessing The Vitality Of New Zealand Sign Language.
- Morgan, Hope: Language From Gesture: A Case Study From East Africa.
- Nyst, Victoria: Cross-linguistic variation in size and shape iconicity: comparing sign languages and their gestural environments .
- Ortega, Gerardo, Beyza Sümer and Aslı Özyürek: Type of iconicity matters: bias for action-based signs in sign language acquisition.
- Palfreyman, Nick: Sign Language Sociolinguistics And The ‘Third Wave’: The Social Significance Of Javanese Mouthings In An Indonesian City.
- Power, Justin: Handshapes in Afghan Sign Language: Evidence of contrast in a young sign language.
- Power, Justin: Initialization In Afghan Sign Language: Iconicity And Arbitrariness In Complex Interaction.
- Sagara, Keiko and Nick Palfreyman: The Difference: Variation In The Numerals Of Japanese, Taiwan And South Korean Sign Language.
- Sagara, Keiko and Nick Palfreyman: The Difference: Variation In The Numerals Of Japanese, Taiwan And South Korean Sign Language.
- Sasaki, Daisuke: The Lexical Influence of Japanese Sign Language on Taiwan and Korean Sign Languages: Data from Taiwanese and Korean Deaf Signers.
- Siu, Rebecca: Sociolinguistic Variation in Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL): the Lexical and Phonological Levels.
- Stamp, Rose and Wendy Sandler: Articulating The Emergence Of Language.
- Sumer, Beyza, Inge Zwitserlood and Asli Özyürek: Hands in motion: Learning to express motion events in a sign and a spoken language (TİD).
- Sze, Felix, Aaron Wong, Monica Wei, Chi SanAo, HoMan Un, KaWengU and KamSun Wong: Preliminary documentation of Macau Sign Language.
- Tamene, Eyasu: How many sign languages are there in Ethiopia? Lexical comparative study of Ethiopian Sign Language.
- Tang, Gladys and Li Jia: Classifier Verbs and Word Order Variation in Deaf Children’s Acquisition of Classifier Constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language.
- Tasçı, Süleyman Sabri and Aslı Göksel: The Structural Correlates Of Grammatical Dichotomies: Native Compounds In TiD .
- Vale, Mireille: Characteristics Of Folk Definitions In NZSL: Implications For Sign Language Lexicography.
- Yano, Uiko and Kazumi Matsuoka: Number, Time Line, And Spatial Expressions In A Village Sign Language In Japan: A Preliminary Study Of Ehime-Oshima Island Sign Language.
10th to 13th July 2013, London UCL(University College London)
- Robert, Adam: Unimodal bilingualism in the Australian Deaf community: language contact between Australian Sign Language and Australian Irish Sign Language (BSL).
- Sumer, Beyza, Inge Zwitserlood, Pamela Perniss and Asli Ozyurek: Revisiting modality effects in children’s acquisition of spatial language: Insights from Turkish and Turkish Sign Language
- Hodge, Gabrielle and Trevor Johnston: Patterns from a signed language corpus: Clause-level units in Auslan (Australian sign language)
- De Vos, Connie: The syntactic integration of Kata Kolok pointing signs from a developmental perspective
- Panda, Sibaji and Hasan Dikyuva: Subtractive numerals in two village sign languages
- Morgan, Hope: ‘FIFTH’ but not ‘FIVE-DAYS-AGO’: Numeral Incorporation in Kenyan Sign Language
- Matsuoka, Kazumi and Jon Gajewski: Gradability in the Polarity-sensitive Mouth Gestures in Japanese Sign Language
- Saito, Kurumi and Naotake Tsukidate: Eye Gaze and Eye Movement in Japanese Sign Language
- Lam, Scholastica and Pippen Wong:: Acquisition of Verb Agreement in Hong Kong Sign Language by Late Learners in the Jockey Club Sign Bilingualism and Co-enrolment in Deaf Education Programme
- Lau, Sin Yee Prudence: The Realization of Shared Argument(s) in Serial Verb Constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Tamene, Eyasu: Language Use in Ethiopian Sign Language
- Sze, Felix Yim-Binh, Connie Chun-Yi Lo, Lisa Sui-Wah Lo and Kenny Kwan-Ngai Chu: Lexical Variations and Diachronic Change in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Liu, Hongyu and Jilin Fu: A Study on the Aspectual System of Chinese Sign Language (Shanghai Dialect)
- Morgan, Hope : Spatial Agreement and Word Order in Kenyan Sign Language
- Tsay, Jane and Yijun Chen: Prosodic cues in Taiwan Sign Language
- Uchibori, Asako and Kazumi Matsuoka: Rightward movement of wh-elements in Japanese Sign Language: A preliminary study
- Sasaki,Daisuke : North Korean Sign Language: A Possible Influence from Korean and Japanese Sign Languages
- Sze,Felix Yim-Binh and Betty Cheung: Development of discourse referencing in Hong Kong Sign Language narratives by Deaf/hard-of-hearing children in the Jockey Club Sign Bilingualism and Co-enrolment in Deaf Education Programme
- Li, Jia, Scholastica Lam and Cat H-M. Fung: Acquisition of nonmanual adverbials in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Johnston, Trevor, Donovan Cresdee, Bencie Woll and Adam Schembri: Tracking grammaticalization through synchronic contextual variation: the frequency and distribution of signs meaning “finish” in the Auslan (Australian sign language) and BSL (British Sign Language)
- Chen, Yijun and James Tai: Polar and Content Questions in Taiwan Sign Language
- Ho, Yu-Chengand and Jung-Hsing Chang: Exploring the Form and Function of Body Classifiers in Taiwan Sign Language
- Benedicto, Elena and Gladys Tang:Parametric variation in H1/H2 Shift: Switch Reference in Serial Verb Constructions
- Dachkovsky, Svetlana, Christina Healy and Wendy Sandler: The Universal and the Particular in Sign Language Prosody.
- Fung, Cat H.-M. and Gladys Tang: A Universal Explanation for Code-blending and Code-switching.
- Palfreyman, Nick: A thousand kilometres away: sociolinguistic variation in the urban sign language varieties of Indonesia (BSL)
- Sze, Felix Yim-Binh, James Woodward, Adhika Irlang Suwiryo, Laura Lesmana Wijaya, Iwan Satryawan and Silva Tenrisara Pertiwi Isma: Sign language use and variations in Jakarta Sign Language.
- Tano, Angoua Jean-Jacques: DOCUMENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF LANGUE DES SIGNES DE COTE D'IVOIRE (LSCI)
- Zeshan, Ulrike, Keiko Sagara and Anastasia Bradford: Multilingual and multimodal aspects of “cross-signing” – A study of emerging communication in the domain of numerals.
- Ebling, Sarah, Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon, Penny Boyes Braem and Trevor Johnston: Identifying and Comparing Semantic Relations across Signed and Spoken Languages.
- Maypilama, Elaine, Dorothee Yunggirrnga and Dany Adone: Pointing in an Alternate Sign Language.
- Nyst, Victoria: Towards a new model of sign language affiliation.
- Perniss, Pamela and Asli Özyürek:Modality effects in action and motion expressions in sign languages: Taking typology into account.
Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2010, Purdue University, located close to Chicago and Indianapolis airports.
- Morgan, Hope and Rachel Mayberry: The handshape parameter in Kenyan Sign Language
- Schembri, Adam Trevor Johnston: Signed languages and usage-based grammars: Evidence from variation in Australian Sign Language
- McKee, David Rachel McKee: Sign time-capsules: lexical variation and change in NZSL
- Panda, Sibaji: Alipur village, India: The sign language and the deaf community
- Lanesman, Sara and Irit Meir: The survival of Algerian Jewish Sign Language in Israel
- De Vos, Connie: Subject and object in Kata Kolok
- Adone, Dany, Anastasia Bauer, Keren Cumberbatch, Waldemar Schwager: Looking at the lexicon of Yolngu Sign Language (Northern Australia), Country Sign (Jamaica), and Kata Kolok (Bali, Indonesia)
- Tang, Gladys Prudence Lau, Jafi Lee: Strategies for relativization in HKSL
- Lam, Scholastica, Gladys Tang: Input ambiguity and head directionality of TP in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Lau, Prudence: Serial verb constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Nonaka, Angela, Victoria Nyst, Shifra Kisch: The linguistic ecology of ‘village sign languages’: methodological pitfalls and good practices
- Ferrara, Lindsay: An investigation into the lexicalization of health vocabulary in Australian Sign Language (ASL)
- Meir, Irit: From pidgin to creole in a sign language: The case of Israeli Sign Language
- Sze, Felix: Right dislocated pronominals in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Sze, Felix: Is there passive in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Kubus, Okan: Relative Clauses in Turkish Sign Language (TİD)
- Kadir Gokgoz: What negative polar questions can teach us about the C domain for Turkish Sign Language
- Jia He: A case study on instrument classifiers in Tianjin Sign Language
- Cat H.-M. Fung: Code-blending in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Daisuke Sasaki: A lexical comparison of sign languages in East Asia
December 6th to 9th, 2006, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
- Kinda Al-Fityani and Carol Padden: A Lexical Comparison of Sign Languages in the Arab World
- Engin Arik: Locative Constructions in Turkish Sign language (TID)
- Hong,Sung-Eun: Agreement verbs in Korean Sign Language (KSL)
- McKee, David, Rachel McKee, George Major: Sociolinguistic Variation in NZSL Numerals
- Moges, Rezenet: Construction in Eritrean Sign Language: an Anthropological Linguistic Perspective
- SZE, Felix: Is Hong Kong Sign Language a discourse-configurational language?
- TANG, Gladys, Scholastica LAM, Felix SZE, Prudence LAU, Jafi LEE: Acquiring verb agreement in HKSL: Optional or obligatory?
30-Sep-2004 - 02-Oct-2004, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Sze, Felix: Blinks and Intonational Phrases in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Svetlana Dachkovsky: Factual and Counterfactual Conditionals in Israeli Sign Language
- Tangn Gladys: Event boundedness in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Ichida, Yasuhira: Head Movement and Head Position in Japanese Sign Language
- Lam, Scholastica: Reconsidering Number Agreement in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Nyst, Victoria: Verbs of motion in Adamorobe Sign Language
- Schembri, Adam, Caroline Jones, Denis Burnham: On the lexical specification in classifier verbs of motion: evidence from Australian Sign Language, Taiwanese Sign Language, and non-signer's gestures
- Wong, Ying Wai, Gladys Tang: Predicting Contact in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Perniss, Pamela, Asli Ozyurek: How similar is the use of space across sign languages? A comparison of the use of sign space to describe space in Turkish and German Sign Language
- Yang, Jun Hui: The linguistic status of finger wiggling in Chinese Sign Language interrogatives
- Adone, Dany: From Home Sign to Sign Language: The Case of Mauritian Sign Language
- Perniss, Pamela, Aslı Özyürek: Representations of action, motion, and location in sign space: A comparison of German (DGS) and Turkish (TİD) Sign Language narratives
TISLR 7 (TISLR 2000):
July 23-27, 2000 University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Hurlbut, Hope M.: A Preliminary Survey of the Signed Languages of Malaysia
- Johnston,Trevor: BSL, Auslan and NZSL: Three Signed Languages or One?
- Nyst, Victoria and Anne Baker: The Phonology of Name Signs: a Comparison between the Sign Languages of Uganda, Mali, Adamorobe and The Netherlands
- Sze, Yim Binh Felix: Word Order of Hong Kong Sign Language
- Aarons, Debra: The linguistic structure of South African Sign Language after apartheid
- Schmaling, Constanze: ASL in northern Nigeria: Will Hausa Sign Language survive?
- Meir, Irit: The analysis of two verb classes in Israeli Sign Language
- Sasaki,Daisuke: Movement classification and aspectual modulation
- Ann, Jean: Dialectal variation in Taiwan Sign Language: Evidence from morphology, syntax and the lexicon
- Nyst, Victoria: Handshapes in Ugandan Sign Language
- Toms, Jenny and Berna Hutchins: The use of role shift and topicalization in relation to discourse forms in Auslan
- Monaghan, Leila: Creating standardized communication in the New Zealand Deaf community
- Morgan, Michael: Tracking topic in Japanese Sign Language discourse: Index and icon
- Zeshan, Ulrike: Functions of the index in IPSL
- Schembri, Adam, Robert Adam, Gillian Wigglesworth, Trevor Johnston, Roz Barker and Greg Leigh: The test battery for Auslan morphology and syntax
- Ogilvy, Dale: Linguistic and cognitive functions in the learning disabled deaf
- Tzeng, Shih-jay: Language mode, language production rate, working memory span, and reading comprehension of Chinese deaf readers
UQAM(University of Quebec at Montreal) from the 19th to the 22nd of September 1996.
- Johnston, Trevor and Adam Schembri: Defining and profiling lexis in a sign language p; Auslan
- Ann, Jean: Two types of morphemic handshapes in Taiwan Sign Language
- Supalla, Ted and Yutaka Osugi: Structural analysis of gender handshapes in Japanese Sign Language (Nihon Syuwa)
- Ann, Jean: Handshape assimilations in Taiwan Sign Language
- Mori, Soya: JSL phonology from comparative study between JSL and ASL
in San Diego, California, 1992.
in Boston, 1990.
sponsored by the Department of Linguistics and Interpreting at Gallaudet University. The conference took place May 18-21, 1988, at Gallaudet University's Northwest Campus, and wasthe second in a series begun in Rochester, New York, in 1986.
The first Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research;
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; June 1986.
Status of sign language
Previous TISLR meetings have been held in the United States or Canada where automatically ASL has been one of the conference languages alongside spoken English. Deaf participants from other countries have had to provide their own interpreter from ASL or English into their own sign language. Since TISLR 2000 was held in the Netherlands, the conference languages were Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT) and English, so that again Deaf participants from elsewhere had to provide their own interpreters. This situation led to much discussion as to which languages should be the conference languages in the future and as to whether more interpreter services can be centrally provided. Deaf participants felt that this issue must be fully debated and wrote a manifesto for the sign linguistic community (Rathman, Mathur & Boudreault 2000). (GU Press)
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