We are pleased to announce that the 3rd International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia will be hosted by the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 30 Jan to 2 Feb 2013. Same as the preceding conferences, the 2013 conference aims at promoting research and sharing of empirical findings related to Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia. This year we are honored to have Christian Rathmann (University of Hamburg, Germany), Gaurav Mathur (Gallaudet University, US), Harry Knoors (Royal Dutch Kentalis/Radboud University, Holland) and Carol Padden (University of California, US) to be the keynote speakers for the event. There will be invited talks by Onno Crasbon (Radboud University, Holland), David McKee (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Adam Schembri (La Trobe University, Australia), Diane Brentari (University of Chicago, US), Chang Jung-Hsing (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan), Marc Marschark (Centre for Education Research Partnerships, Rochester Institute of Technology | National Technical Institute for the Deaf, US), Gary Morgan (City University London, UK), Ronice Müller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil), James Woodward (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China), Hoa T. Nguyen (Dong Nai University, Vietnam).
The 2013 conference invites papers addressing research on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education (Please refer to the Call for Papers section for a list of topics and submission guidelines).
The official languages of the conference will be Cantonese, English, and Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL). In addition to these official languages, interpretation to and from American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided. Wherever possible, interpretation to and from Asian sign languages will also be provided. Presenters wishing to present in a sign language should contact the firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information and specific arrangements.
This conference is sponsored by The Nippon Foundation. In line with the spirit of The Nippon Foundation and the Centre, that is to facilitate and encourage Deaf people's participation in sign language research and deaf education, the conference provides registration fee waivers to all Deaf participants. Please refer to Conference Fellowships for details.