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Hamburg University hosting international sign language conference


450 scientists to present findings on over 100 sign languages in September

The University of Hamburg is hosting the international Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research” (TISLR 13) conference from September 26-28, 2019 in the main building on Edmund-Siemers-Allee. Emphasis is on how sign languages develop, universal structures for spoken and sign languages and how children and adults learn these languages.

450 scientists, 100 sign languages

About 450 hearing-impaired and hearing scientists will present their latest findings on more than 100 sign languages. These include barely documented languages such as those spoken in Papua New Guinea or Tibet. Scientists will highlight the perspectives and achievements of sign language research. Their findings will be complemented by information on how deaf people take part in education and consume media. The conference is being held in Hamburg after previously being hosted in Indiana, London and Melbourne.

Barrier-free communication

Communication at the conference will be barrier-free. The official conference languages are German Sign Language (DGS), American Sign Language (ASL), International Sign Language and English and will be available to all visitors on special technical equipment. Childcare is also available in both spoken and sign language.

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Melissa KnausSept. 26, 2019
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