WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness (San Sebastián, October 18-20)

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language ( is pleased to announce WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness to be held in San Sebastián, Spain, from Thursday, October 18th to Saturday, October 20th 2018. Abstract submission is now open until 15th May, 2018. And registration will be availabe from 5th of March onwards.

This workshop aims to bring together experts and researchers on the neurocognition of language in deaf individuals and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between scientists and stakeholders. The topics of the workshop include language processing and development in the context of deafness, and will cover sign language and spoken language in oral and written form.

The workshop program will include invited speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions. The workshop language is English; International Sign interpretation will be provided if required.

Keynote speakers
David Corina – University of California, Davis, USA.
Karen Emmorey – University of California, San Diego, USA.
Mairéad MacSweeney – University College London, United Kingdom.
Kate Rowley – University College London, United Kingdom.
Anu Sharma – University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
Bencie Woll – University College London, United Kingdom.
Christine Yoshinago-Itano – University of Colorado Boulder, USA.

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The scientific part of the workshop (18th-19th October) will be followed by a one-day event on Saturday 20thOctober to provide a meeting space for researchers and stakeholders, including deaf individuals, educators, practitioners, and parents. For more information about this event please visit

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Yours sincerely,

The Organizing Committee

Manuel Carreiras, Brendan Costello, Marcel Giezen & Miguel Angel Sampedro