FEAST 2024 Registration & Conference Dinner Sign-Up Deadline Extended to June 25!

If you haven’t registered yet, you can still do so via this link: https://forms.gle/XBjNwgF2ebCDo2Z66 The registration form now includes the dietary restrictions form and the conference dinner ticket.

If you’ve already registered for FEAST 2024, please use the following link to inform us about your dietary restrictions and to sign up for the conference dinner: https://umich-ssc.jotform.com/241425802457960

Keep in mind that you can submit the dietary restrictions form without signing up for the conference dinner if you’re not interested in attending the dinner.

Registration & Sign up for Conference Dinner till June 15

Friendly reminder to register to FEAST 2024 until June 15 regardless of whether you’ll attend in-person or online! The registration form now has an added section for dietary restrictions to ensure that we adjust refreshments and lunch options in a way that fits everyone’s needs. You can also sign up for the conference dinner with the same form!

If you’ve already registered, please use the following link to inform us about your dietary restrictions and to sign up for the conference dinner until June 15: https://umich-ssc.jotform.com/241425802457960

Keep in mind that you can submit the dietary restrictions form without signing up for the conference dinner if you’re not interested in attending the dinner.

Updated panel and plenary information.

You can find the most updated information on the keynote presenters and the Crip Linguistics Panel in honor of Dr. Jonathan Henner on the Panel and Keynote Presenters Information. Please watch this space for the updated conference program soon.

Crip Linguistics: A panel in honor of Dr. Jonathan Henner

  • Octavian Robinson (Gallaudet University)
  • Erin Moriarty (Gallaudet University)
  • Lina Hou (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Anna Lim (Boston University)

Keynote Presenters

  • Lorna Quandt (Gallaudet University)
  • Mirko Santoro (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract Submissions for FEAST 2024 now open!

The University of Michigan is delighted to announce the 11th Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory conference (FEAST). FEAST provides a forum to discuss theoretical advances in sign language study and formal approaches to the study of sign language linguistics (particularly within the generative tradition). We also welcome research on experimental approaches to sign language study, and on the acquisition of sign languages.

For its 11th meeting, the conference will be hosted at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, August 6-8, 2024. Sponsors for the conference include the University of Michigan Linguistics Department and the Sign Language & Multi-Modal Communication Lab (PI: Natasha Abner).

Keynote Presenters
Lorna Quandt
Mirko Santoro

Plenary Event
Crip Linguistics: A panel in honor of Dr. Jonathan Henner
facilitated by Octavian Robinson
Panelists TBA

The conference will be hosted in person with hybrid options; details of remote participation will be announced.

Conference languages: American Sign Language, International Sign, English

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Language Acquisition

Please visit the Call for Abstracts page for abstract submission guidelines!

FEAST 2024 Call for Papers – in ASL

Call for Abstracts page for abstract submission guidelines!