International symposium on sign linguistics in Asia to be held in Tokyo

The International Symposium concerning the sign linguistics in Asia will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011, 13:00-17:30 at the University of Tokyo.

Sponsoring are The University of Tokyo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Nippon Foundation, with the Japanese Association Sign Linguistics.

Program:
Introduction of The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Asia Pacific Region sign language linguistics research education program

Lectures:
"Sign languages of Southeast Asia"
James Woodward, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

"Various syntax and recept of employment, movement, and perception of Japanese Sign Language"
Yasuhiro Ichida, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities

"Evaluation of Receptive skills in Japanese Sign Language as Deaf children's first language"
Hitomi Akahori, Meisei Gakuen School for the Deaf

"Meaning of sign language research in deaf education"
Gradius Tang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Interpreting will be provided in spoken Japanese, JSL and English.

Admission: free

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