Interpretation and Translation Research
March 31 - April 2, 2017


The Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University is pleased to host the second Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research to be held March 31-April 2, 2017 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Symposium Signed Language flyer

The purpose of the Symposium is to promote the exchange of scholarship on signed language interpretation and translation as well as provide a platform for interdisciplinary research across various disciplines including linguistics, communication, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and education. The Symposium is a unique forum for scholars and students from around the world to convene at Gallaudet University to share our research with one another.

Symposium Program Book (PDF)
Symposium References (PDF)

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Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the Symposium:

Dr. Robert Adam

Dr. Robert Adam

Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde

Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde

Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao

Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao

Robert Adam, PhD
Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre
University College London

Beppie van den Bogaerde, PhD
Cornell Honorary Visiting Professor
Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
Professor of Deaf Studies, Hogeschool Utrecht UAS (NL)
Professor of Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT), University of Amsterdam (NL)

Xiaoyan Xiao, PhD
Professor of Interpretation, Xiamen University, China
Co-director, Confucius Institute at University of Delaware

We welcome these outstanding scholars to the Symposium.

Call for Proposals - CLOSED

The Call for Proposals for the 2017 Symposium is now closed.
We hope to see you there!

Symposium Selected Papers Volume

Gallaudet University Press has contracted to publish the second Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research volume. The volume will contain a collection of selected papers from the 2017 Symposium. Presenters may submit a manuscript for consideration to be published in the volume.

We hope you will join us for the Symposium

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