Sign Language Workshop                                                                                                                               中文


Sign Languages East and West – What can East Asian and European researchers learn from each other? – A mini-conference

Budapest, June 25–26, 2017
Sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (grant no. CS003-U-16)


Organized jointly by:

– Research Institute for Linguistics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), and

– Taiwan Center for Sign Linguistics at National Chung Cheng University

We are pleased to announce a workshop on Sign Languages (with special focus on two two major language families of East Asia (Taiwan SL and Japanese SL, and Chinese SL and Hong Kong SL), and the SLs of East and Central Europe, bringing together scholars of these two distant regions of the world to discuss their research results, and hoping to facilitate future cooperation.

This “mini-conference” will be held in conjunction with the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics  (IACL 25; Budapest, June 25–27, 2017).


  • Invited speakers

    James H.-Y. Tai (Taiwan Center for Sign Linguistics)

    Jane S. Tsay (Taiwan Center for Sign Linguistics)

    Gladys Tang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Zhang Jisheng (East China Normal University)

    Markus Steinbach (Göttingen University)

    Csilla Bartha (Research Institute for Linguistics, H.A.S.)


  • Abstract submission

    Abstracts are solicited for 30-minute presentations, discussing any aspect of sign language research, either on a general level, or as pertaining to the sign languages of East Asia and/or East and Central Europe. The language of the presentation and the abstract must be English. The anonymous abstracts should be at most two pages (A/4-size sheet, 12pt font, 1 inch margins on all four sides) in length, including all illustrations and references, and sent in PDF format attachments to:  

    Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

    Submission deadline: January 15, 2017