Welcome to the website for the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10). TISLR 10 invites papers addressing any aspect of research that is both theoretical and addresses sign languages. Topics and the keynote speakers for TISLR 10 are listed in the Call for Papers link. The theme is “Research Methodologies in Sign Language Linguistics".

This year the conference will be at Purdue University, located close to Chicago and Indianapolis airports. Please see our links above for detailed information about conference participation: Program and Submissions, Travel and Registration, and other useful links.

This conference will provide interpreters translating between English and ASL, as well as interpreters translating between English and International Signs. Authors wishing interpretation to or from other sign languages are kindly encouraged to bring their interpreters and requested to contact the interpreter coordinator to make further arrangements. Authors are encouraged to take advantage of our new 'direct communication' policy, which promotes the use of a signed language in making presentations. A group of advisors will be available to assist presenters who would like help in preparing their talk in a signed 
language. Please consult the Signed Presentation Advisors link above for further information.

We have obtained a small amount of funding from the National Science Foundation for fellowships. Procedures for applying for these $500 fellowships are available at the Fellowships link above.

We hope to see you all in Sept 2010 at Purdue!


  • Click "Fellowships" for new information about downloading the application form and submitting it. DUE date June 1, 2010.


  • The location of the registration tables will be at the main entrance of Stewart Center, just off of Marsteller Street. (Please see the https://www.purdue.edu/campus-map )
  • Presenters:
    If you use a Mac,
    1. Be sure to bring an adapter for a PC VGA (there are 15 little holes for pins to go into).
    2. Put your presentation on a memory stick/thumb drive/external memory device
  • Poster Authors:
    DO NOT make handouts!!
    Put your poster into a pdf file and we will make it available on the Conference web site.
    There will be pushpins to mount your poster.
    You will be assigned a poster board number.








October 15, 2009 Submission of Special Sessions

November 15, 2009 Regular Papers

January 15, 2009 Notification of Acceptance (by email)

July 15, 2010 Author's Registration Deadline