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Dates: May 4-5 2015

Place: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Keynote speakers:

Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)

Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS-Paris/New York University)

The languages of the conference will be English and ASL/IS. Interpreting between ASL/IS and English will be provided.



COST SignGram Summer School 2015 Barcelona

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

May 7-9 2015

-The morphology and syntax of sign language negation: Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

-The syntax of interrogatives: Meltem Kelepir (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey)

-Anaphora resolution and reference: Markus Steinbach (Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen, Germany)

The languages of the Summer School will be English and ASL/IS. Interpreting between ASL/IS and English will be provided.



Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

STSMs are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST Country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory.

Calls for 2013-14:

11-10-2013: First Deadline for submissions
13-12-2013: Second Deadline for submissions
14-02-2014: Third Deadline for submissions
18-04-2014: Fourth Deadline for submission

For complete information, please see the attachment here.


Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory (FEAST) colloquium

The third meeting of the "Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory" (FEAST) colloquium will take place at the University of Venice on June 9-10-11, 2014.
Submissions are now invited for Venice FEAST.  Authors are asked to submit their abstracts as e-mail attachments in .pdf format to the following address: Files should be anonymized.

Conference dates: June, 9-10-11, 2014
Deadline for submission: February 15th, 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 16th, 2014

More information:


COST SignGram Summer School

Università Ca'Foscari, Venice

June, 6-7-8, 2014
Phonology: Syllables and Beyond, a Formal Approach to Sign Language Phonology (Carlo Geraci -Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
Morphology: Compounding (Asli Göksel - Bogazici University, Istanbul)
Syntax/semantics: Subordination and Role Shift (Chiara Branchini -University of Venice Ca' Foscari and Josep Quer- ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Official languages are International Sign/American SL and English. Interpreters will be provided.

15 bursaries (300 EUROs each) are made available by the SignGram Action to cover the cost of accommodation and meals during the stay on San Servolo island (students are expected to check-in on June, 5 and check-out on June 9 from the facilities on the island). More information at the website: