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Sign Language Workshop Cologne – 04.- 06. Juli 2007


Workshop Program

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Wednesday 4th July (Room 113, Philosophikum)
6 pm Reception
  Welcome by Dany Adone

Thursday 5th July (Neuer Senatssaal, Hauptgebäude)
8.15 Speakers are picked up from the hotel
8.45 Logistics
9.00 - 9.15 Official welcome by Christiane Bongartz, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy
9.15 - 10.00 Bencie Woll (University College London)
Signs, Gestures, Face and Hands - Explorations in the Relationship of Language and Modality
10.05 - 10.50 Helen Leuninger (University of Frankfurt)
Slips of the Hand: Opening the Window to Language Structure
10.50 - 11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 - 12.00 Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut) and
Ronice Mueller de Quadros (Federal University of Santa Catarina)
Optionality of Verb Agreement in Sign Languages: The View from Acquisition Data
12.00 - 1.30 LUNCH BREAK
1.30 - 2.15 Claudia Becker (University of Cologne)
The Acquisition of Narrative Discourse Competences: How Deaf Children Learn to Tell a Story in German Sign Language
2.20 - 3.05 Adam Schembri (University College London)
It's all about ME: 'Subject' Variation in Australian Sign Language Narratives
3.05 - 3.30 COFFEE BREAK
3.30 - 4.15 Marie Coppola (University of Chicago)
From "non-linguistic" Gesture to Language: the Seeds of Sign Language Structure
4.20 - 5.05 Dany Adone (University of Cologne)
From Gestures to Mauritian Sign Language
5.15 - 6.15 Students Meet Researchers

Friday 6th July (Repräsentationssaal, Klosterstraße 79b)
9.15 - 10.00 Victoria Nyst (University of Nijmegen)
Simultaneous Constructions in Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana)
10.05 - 10.50 Pamela Perniss (University of Nijmegen)
Simultaneity in the Visual Modality: A Comparison of Sign Language and Gesture
10.50 - 11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 - 12.00 Inge Zwitserlood (University of Nijmegen)
Language Use, Language Change, and the Border of Syntax and Morphology. A Case Study: NGT (Sign Language of the Netherlands)
12.00 - 1.30 LUNCH BREAK
1.30 - 2.15 Josep Quer (University of Amsterdam)
Agreement and Psychological Predications in Catalan Sign Language
2.20 - 3.05 Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam)
Claiming territory in the left periphery: Evidence from prosodic non-manual markers