DCAL will this summer be hosting the world’s most important international conference for sign language studies. The ‘Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research’ conference (known as TISLR for short) is being held from 10th to 13th July. Academics from around the globe will be descending on London to present their latest thinking on a wide range of subjects within the field of sign language research.

TISLR is the research conference of the Sign Language Linguistics Society and is held at a different university every 3 years. Everyone at DCAL is excited about welcoming colleagues from a diverse range of academic institutions.

Peter Hauser from the Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and Lars Wallin from the University of Stockholm are the conference keynote speakers.

The official languages of the conference are English (spoken and via speech-to-text reporting), British Sign Language (BSL) and American Sign Language (ASL) but TISLR is also a great showcase for the multitude of different sign languages that are used throughout the world.