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Sign Language Colloquium

The role of gesture in the acquisition of a sign language as a second language

The next Sign Language Colloquium will take place on June 9th, 2017 (from 13:00-18:00) at Radboud University Nijmegen. The topic will be 'The role of gesture in the acquisition of a sign language as a second language'. The aim of this colloquium is to present the results of the three-year Veni grant awarded to Gerardo Ortega by the Dutch National Science Foundation NWO.

NGT and International Sign interpretation will be provided as well as speech-to-text transcription. The event is free but you should register to secure a space.

Programme:

13:00-13:30       Arrival with coffee and tea

13:30-14:00       Gerardo Ortega (Radboud University and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Systematicity in non-signers’ gestures and their overlap with signs

14:00-14:30       Annika Schiefner (Radboud University)
Speakers' gestures predict the meaning and perception of iconicity in signs

14:30-15:00       Joshua Koster (Radboud University)
The effects of gesture on sign articulation by hearing non-signers

15:00-15:30      Coffee break

15:30-16:00      Vikki Janke (Kent University) & Chloë Marshall (University College London)
Using the hands to represent the locations of objects: Gesture as a substrate for signed language acquisition

16:00-16:30     Johanna Mesch (Stockholm University)
A corpus-based analysis of the M2L2 acquisition of Swedish Sign Language - some observations

16:30-17:00       Concluding remarks - discussion

17:00-18:00       Borrel

More information and abstracts can be found on the website.

Where and when:
13:00-18:00 Jun 9, 2017
Spinoza building, room SP2, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen
Organizers:
Gerardo Ortega (Center for Language Studies, Radboud University & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Sponsors:
Hosted by Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen.
We gratefully acknowledge support from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), which supports the research of the organizers through a Veni grant.
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