Symposium on Creoles and Pidgins in Signed and Spoken Languages

22 June 2023 13:30 - 16:30
Max Planck Institute
Auditorium 163
Symposium
This symposium is organised at the occasion of the defense of the PhD dissertation of Kang-Suk Byun, entitled 'Establishing intersubjectivity in cross-signing'.

Communication between people who do not share a common language may lead to the emergence of a contact language (pidgin) and, with intergenerational transmission, of a Creole. Deaf people who do not know a common sign language are able to communicate about a vast range of topics from the first encounter onward. This symposium brings together experts who study such “first-encounter” scenarios in signed and spoken languages, including evidence of tactile sign language during International Signed communication by deaf-blind people.

Conference languages: International Sign, English

 

13:15 - 13:30   Welcome (Coffee/Tea)

 

13:30 - 14:15   Christian Rathmann (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Revisiting Issues of Standardization and Variation in IS/IntSL

 

14:15 - 15:00   Susanne Maria Michaelis (Leipzig University & MPI-EVA, Leipzig)

The systematic contributions of substrates and lexifiers in creolization processes (of spoken languages)

 

15:00 - 15:15   Coffee/Tea

 

15:15 - 16:00   Johanna Mesch (Stockholm University)

Cross-signing in tactile sign language context

 

16:00 - 16:30   Nick Palfreyman (University of Central Lancashire, Preston)

Discussion

 

Please note that this event has been made possible by contributions from NWO (VICI no. 277-70-014 Crasborn), ERC (St. G. ELISA-852352 De Vos), Radboud University, and the Multimodal Language Department of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

 

Please register for the symposium via this link before 15 June 2023.

Share this page