Provisional Program

Abstract Documents

Program is subject to change

Monday, 4 January 2016
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Ceremony
09:30 – 10:30 Keynote Presentation 1: What is Not Language?

Nick Enfield

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:40 Session 1 – Morphosyntax
11:00 – 11:25 The Syntactic Distribution Of Pronoun-Like Signs In Auslan.

Trevor Johnston
11:25 – 11:50 Distinguishing Discourse Referents: What R-Loci And Gender Features Have In Common

Derya Nuhbalaoglu, Anne Wienholz, Markus Steinbach & Edgar Onea
11:50 – 12:15 Strategies For New Word Formation In NGT: A Case Of Simultaneous Morphology

Inge Zwitserlood & Els Van Der Kooij
12:15 – 12:40 Novel Compounding In Two Sign Languages: Lexical Conventionalization Versus Structural Conventionalization

Oksana Tkachman
12:40 – 14:40 Lunch Break & Poster Session 1
14:40 – 16:20 Session 2 – Psycholinguistics
14:40 – 15:05 Perceptual Sensitivity To Sonority In Visual Language: Native Signers And Naïve Infants

Adam Stone, Rain Bosworth & Laura-Ann Petitto
15:05 – 15:30 Neighborhood Density In Sign Perception

Naomi Caselli & Ariel Cohen-Goldberg
15:30 – 15:55 Integration Of Secondary Information During Comprehension: Mouthings In British Sign Language

Pamela Perniss, David Vinson & Gabriella Vigliocco
15:55 – 16:20 Representation Of Print And ASL Fingerspelling In Short-Term Memory

Zed Sehyr & Karen Emmorey
16:20 – 16:50 Afternoon Tea
16:50 – 18:30 Session 3 – Sign Language Documentation & Description
16:50 – 17:15 Sign Language Documentation In A Cross-Modal Contact Zone

April Pengart Campbell, Margaret Carew, Jennifer Green & Clarrie Kemarr Long
17:15 – 17:40 Utilizing The Sign Language Communities’ Terms Of Reference During The Haitian Sign Language Documentation Project

Julie A. Hochgesang, Amelia Becker, Megan Kish, Elizabeth Steyer & Kate Mcauliff
17:40 – 18:05 American Indian Sign Language Corpus Project

Jeffrey Davis
18:05 – 18:30 The SignGram Blueprint: Providing A Tool For Sign Language Grammar Description

Josep Quer, Carlo Cecchetto, Caterina Donati, Carlo Geraci, Meltem Kelepir & Markus Steinbach
18:45 – 19:45 Drinks Reception @ Melbourne Public

Drinks reception to celebrate the publication of The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages, co-edited by Adam Schembri and Ceil Lucas, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016
09:00 – 10:40 Session 4 – Sociolinguistics
09:00 – 09:25 Reframing Our Variation Analyses By Way Of Generational Group Membership

Carla Morris
09:25 – 09:50 The Polite And The Politic Of Unfolding Tactile Auslan Conversation

Howard Manns, Shimako Iwasaki, Louisa Willoughby & Meredith Bartlett
09:50 – 10:15 The Difference: Variation In The Numerals Of Japanese, Taiwan And South Korean Sign Language

Keiko Sagara and Nick Palfreyman
10:15 – 10:40 Assessing The Vitality Of New Zealand Sign Language

Rachel McKee & David McKee
10:40 – 11:10 Morning Tea
11:10 – 12:50 Session 5 – Morphosyntax
11:10 – 11:35 The Auxiliary Verb AUX-OP In Sign Language Of The Netherlands (NGT): Patterns Of Use By Deaf NGT Signers And NGT-Dutch Interpreters

Richard Cokart, Trude Schermer & Roland Pfau
11:35 – 12:00 Distribution And Duration Of Signs And Parts Of Speech In Swedish Sign Language

Carl Börstell, Robert Östling, Johanna Mesch, Kristina Nilsson Björkenstam, Johan Sjons, Lars Wallin & Mats Wirén
12:00 – 12:25 Indicating Verbs In British Sign Language Favour Motivated Use Of Space

Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon & Adam Schembri
12:25 – 12:50 Question-Answer Pairs In The Corpus Of Sign Language Of The Netherlands

Vadim Kimmelman
12:50 – 14:50 Lunch Break & Poster Session 2
14:50 – 16:30 Session 6 – Bimodal Bilingualism
14:50 – 15:15 Bimodal Bilingual Heritage Signers’ American Sign Language Receptive Skills

Jeffrey Levi Palmer
15:15 – 15:40 Cross-Modal Bilingual Activation In ASL Signers: The Role Of Language Experience

Robin Thompson & Clifton Langdon
15:40 – 16:05 A Comparative Analysis Of Phonemic Discrimination In Sign And Speech By Bimodal Bilingual Children And Deaf Child CI-Users In America And Brazil

L. Viola Kozak, Carina Rebello Cruz, Aline Lemos Pizzio & Ronice Quadros
16:05 – 16:30 The Locus Of Code-Blend Facilitation Effects In Bimodal Bilinguals

Marcel Giezen
16:30 – 17:00 Afternoon Tea
17:00 – 18:15 Session 7 – Micro-community Sign Languages and Home Sign
17:00 – 17:25 Disentangling Language And Education Effects On False Belief Understanding: Evidence From Homesigners, Signers, And Unschooled Spanish Speaker

Deanna Gagne, Marie Coppola & Anna Shusterman
17:25 – 17:50 Intergenerational Evolution Of The Use Of Signing Space In Yucatec Maya Sign Language

Josefina Safar & Olivier Le Guen
17:50 – 18:15 Child Home signers Innovate Morphology: Evidence from Number Marking
Natasha Abner, Savithry Namboodiripad, Elizabet Spaepen and Susan Goldin-Meadow
18:30 – 20:00 Sign Language Linguistics Society General Meeting
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
09:00 – 10:40 Session 8 – Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics & Acquisition
09:00 – 09:25 Neurophysiological Correlates Of Lexical Access In American Sign Language

Karen Emmorey, Katherine Midgley & Phillip Holcomb
09:25 – 09:50 No Cognitive Problems In Deaf Children With Native Access To Sign Language

Matt Hall, Inge-Marie Eigsti, Heather Bortfeld & Diane Lillo-Martin
09:50 – 10:15 Development of turn-taking in deaf children: comparing triadic and dyadic conversations

Anne Baker and Beppie Van den Bogarde
10:15 – 10:40 Measuring Visuospatial Memory Span In Signers: Differences In The Manual And Computerized Corsi Block Tapping Tests

Geo Kartheiser, Adam Stone, Laura-Ann Petitto & Thomas E. Allen
10:40 – 11:10 Morning Tea
11:10 – 12:50 Session 9 – Gesture & Sign
11:10 – 11:35 ASL Learners’ Gestures About Time: Measuring Movement With The Microsoft Kinect

Daniel Lenzen
11:35 – 12:00 Eye gaze in French Sign Language: a study on depicting signs

Annelies Braffort
12:00 – 12:25 Language From Gesture: A Case Study From East Africa

Hope Morgan
12:25 – 12:50 Onomatopoeic Mouth Gestures In Creative Sign Language

Michiko Kaneko
12:50 – 14:50 Lunch Break & Poster Session 3
14:50 – 16:30 Session 10 – Phonetics & Phonology
14:50 – 15:15 Weak Drop In Context

Aurore Paligot, Els Van Der Kooij, Onno Crasborn & Richard Bank
15:15 – 15:40 Foreign Accent In Sign Language: Evidence From Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language

Gal Belsitzman, Wendy Sandler & Irit Meir
15:40 – 16:05 Aspects Of Rhythm In Finnish And Swedish Sign Languages

Tommi Jantunen, Johanna Mesch & Anna Puupponen
16:05 – 16:30 Signers’ Perception Of Conditional Intonation: A Comparative Study Of Israeli Sign Language And German Sign Language

Jana Hosemann, Svetlana Dachkovsky, Annika Herrmann, Markus Steinbach & Wendy Sandler
16:30 – 17:00 Afternoon Tea
17:00 – 18:15 Session 11 – Acquisition
17:00 – 17:25 Rates Of Visual Processing And (A)Typical Accquisition

David Quinto-Pozos
17:25 – 17:50 The Interaction Between Mouth Actions And Signs In Swedish Sign Language As An L2

Johanna Mesch, Krister Schönström, Nikolaus Riemer & Lars Wallin
17:50 – 18:15 Refining Coding Criteria For Phonological Accuracy Of L2 Signing

Deborah Chen Pichler, Danica Dicus, Sadi Dudley, Shay Taylor & Martin Watkins
18:30 – 22:00 Conference BBQ @ Richmond Rowing Club
Thursday 7 January 2016
09:00 – 10:40 Session 12 – Morphosyntax
09:00 – 09:25 Time After Time: Referential Recurrence And Discourse Cohesion In A Deaf Signed Language

Lindsay Ferrara, Gabrielle Hodge & Stephanie Linder
09:25 – 09:50 The Structural Correlates Of Grammatical Dichotomies: Native Compounds In TiD

Süleyman Sabri Tasçı & Aslı Göksel
09:50 – 10:15 The Expression Of Complex Cause-Effect Events In American Sign Language

Cornelia Loos
10:15 – 10:40 Number, Time Line, And Spatial Expressions In A Village Sign Language In Japan: A Preliminary Study Of Ehime-Oshima Island Sign Language

Uiko Yano & Kazumi Matsuoka
10:40 – 11:10 Morning Tea
11:10 – 12:50 Session 13 – Mixed Topics
11:10 – 11:35 Initialization In Afghan Sign Language: Iconicity And Arbitrariness In Complex Interaction

Justin Power
11:35 – 12:00 Cross-Linguistic Variation In Size And Shape Iconicity: Comparing Sign Languages And Their Gestural Environments

Victoria Nyst
12:00 – 12:25 Naming And Framing: The Influences Of Early Auslan Linguistic Research On Community Discourse.

Angela Dillon
12:25 – 12:50 Sign Language Researchers: Who We Are And What We Want

Tobias Haug, Kim Kurz, Peter Hauser and Jessica Contrereas
12:50 – 14:50 Lunch Break & Poster Session 4
14:50 – 16:30 Session 14 – Mixed Topics
14:50 – 15:15 Leveraging First-Hand Experience To Assess Theory Of Mind Development In Deaf Populations With Limited Sign Language Ability

Jennie Pyers, Deanna Gagne, Ann Senghas & Marie Coppola
15:15 – 15:40 Articulating The Emergence Of Language

Rose Stamp & Wendy Sandler
15:40 – 16:05 Characteristics Of Folk Definitions In NZSL: Implications For Sign Language Lexicography

Mireille Vale
16:05 – 16:30 Sign Language Sociolinguistics And The ‘Third Wave’: The Social Significance Of Javanese Mouthings In An Indonesian City

Nick Palfreyman
16:30 – 17:00 Afternoon Tea
17:00 – 18:00 Keynote Presentation 2

Robert Adam