Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet)

Gaurav Mathur (Haskins, Yale) & Christian Rathmann (Austin, Texas)

Irit Meir (Haifa)

Papers in all areas of theoretical issues in sign language research may be submitted for consideration. There will be long presentations (thirty minutes) and short presentations (twenty minutes) with ten minutes for discussion in both cases, as well as poster papers. Research areas include Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Sociolinguistics and Discourse.

Conference presentations will consist of invited lectures, contributed papers, and contributed poster papers. The original abstract should be sent by e-mail as a Word, RTF or PDF file attachment to A camera-ready copy of the accepted abstracts including name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should also be sent to the following address:

TISLR 8 / Departament de Lingüística General
Divisió de Cičncies Humanes i Socials
Universitat de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585
E-08007 Barcelona

The purpose of this camera-ready copy is to include it in the conference booklet. If you need to use a special font in your abstract, please send it as well as an attachment in your e-mail message.

The abstract should summarize the contents of the proposed contribution in an attractive, readable form, and it should be written in English. It is important that the abstract accurately state the problem, methods and results of the investigation. It should be no more than two pages in length using single spaced text and a font no smaller than 12 point. In the e-mail message you may indicate your preference regarding poster or short/long lecture presentation, although the final decision will be taken by the programme committee.

Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author (or alternatively, to two joint abstracts).

The deadline for the receipt of the electronic submission is January 9, 2004. Authors will be notified of acceptance and type of presentation before the end of May 2004.

Authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit a written manuscript for interpreting purposes by the end of July 2004. A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published after the standard reviewing procedure.

For follow up information go to

Call For Papers


Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research

Barcelona, September 30-October 2, 2004