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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.

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The Interpretation and Translation Research 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.

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.

Symposium Resources

Symposium Program Book (PDF)

Symposium References (PDF)

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Symposium Keynote Speakers

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

Dr. Robert Adam

Dr. Robert Adam

Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London

Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde

Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde

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 Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao

Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao

Professor of Interpretation, Xiamen University, China

Co-director, Confucius Institute at University of Delaware

We welcome these outstanding scholars to the Symposium!

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.

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