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ICSLA is an international conference that aims at disseminating recent research findings on sign language acquisition, which cover topics related to monolingual and bimodal acquisition, L1 and L2 sign language acquisition, developmental sign language disorders, and the interface between sign language, cognition, and neuroscience. ICSLA 4 aims to bring together sign language researchers and people who work directly with signing populations (such as teachers of the deaf, sign language teachers/specialists, early intervention providers, and more). The conference themes are:

  • Sign language acquisition in cases of variable language input
  • Neural plasticity and neurodiversity in sign language acquisition
  • Modality effects in sign language acquisition: considering gestural, sign, spoken and written language forms.

We will meet virtually in June 2022. Presentations will be available to watch online starting June 16th. The “live” portion of the conference will be June 23-25, where we will gather for Q&A, panels, focus groups, and networking.

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