La Trobe University is pleased to be hosting The 12th International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR12) in the city of Melbourne, Australia, from 4th to 7th January 2016 (during the southern hemisphere summer!). TISLR 12 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre located in the centre of the city, within easy reach of public transport, hotels, and many cafés and restaurants.
The International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research is the largest and most important international conference to focus on research into sign languages. It is held every three years, organised by the Sign Language Linguistics Society and a host country. Presentations cover a wide range of topics, including sign language phonetics, phonology, lexicology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, change, acquisition, variation, multilingualism, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, literature, computer science, and documentation. More information about the programme, speakers and topics covered will be announced here shortly.
The languages of the conference will be English (speech and live captioning), Australian Sign Language (Auslan), American Sign Language (ASL). Presenters wishing to have interpretation to and from other sign languages will need to organise their own interpretation. Please contact the TISLR12 Interpreting Coordinator at InterpretingTISLR12@icms.com.au for more information.
Please take note of TISLR’s ‘direct communication’ policy that encourages authors to present in one of the official sign languages.