Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research
March 31-April 2, 2017

The 2017 Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research invites evidence-based proposals on topics specific to signed language interpretation or translation. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines, models, and theoretical frameworks. All abstracts will be assessed by members of the Scientific Committee in a double blind review process.

Submission Guidelines 

Abstracts are to be a maximum of 250 words in length, not including references. Abstracts that are longer than 250 words will not be considered.

References: Abstracts must include a minimum of one in-text citation.

Reference List:  Submissions must include a reference list. The submission form contains a separate field for references. References should follow APA style format. Only include references that are cited in your abstract. Note: The word count for references is not considered in the abstract 250-word limit.

Number of submissions:  Individuals may submit multiple abstracts on different topics.

How to Submit:  Abstracts are submitted via the online submission form.

Format: Individuals will be asked to identify their preferred format among the  following choices:
  • Presentation Only - 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions
  • Poster Presentation Only - Two-hour designated poster session
  • Either Presentation OR Poster Presentation - Will accept selection as either a presentation or a poster.
Submit abstract here.

   Deadline for Submission
  Monday, October 10, 2016
  11:59 pm
  Eastern Standard Time
  Scientific Committee review of abstracts   October 14-24, 2016
  Notification to Authors   November 21, 2016
New This Year!
Video Research Spotlights

  • Are you a student or recent graduate that would like to spotlight your research using video?
  • Are you a scholar who has been involved in a project that advances interpretation or translation?
  • Are you seeking feedback on a research project in progress?
  • Can't come to the Symposium, but want to share your research?

If so, Video Research Spotlights is for you! Video Research Spotlights provides a new opportunity for students, practitioners, and scholars to make and share a short (3-minute maximum) video about a smaller-scale research study, a project in progress, or application of their research to a real-world interpretation or translation issue.

For more information, see Video Research Spotlights Guidelines.