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Sign Language Studies invites submissions of high-quality papers focusing on research relevant to signed languages and signing communities from around the world. Topics of interest include linguistics, corpora development, anthropology, deaf culture, and deaf history and literature. We are also interested in ongoing research reports, shorter pieces that are not full-fledged articles but contain information that should be shared with signing communities, and book and media reviews. Please see below for the types of articles we are inviting and here for our submission guidelines.

Original scholarly articles and essays relevant to signed languages and signing communities.
Word count limit: 8,000 to 10,000 words, including references

Ongoing Research Reports
Status reports of research being done on signed languages or issues relevant to signing communities.
Word count limit: 3,000 to 6,000 words

In Brief
Pieces that are shorter in length (can be written by undergraduate and graduate students) and are not yet full articles but contain interesting information that should be shared.
Word count limit: 750 to 3,000 words

Book Reviews
Reviews of relevant books.
Word count limit: 600 to 1,000 words

Every fall, SLS publishes a list of doctoral dissertations related to signed language and signing communities that have been successfully defended that year. Please send citations for dissertations you’d like to see included n the list by early August in the following format:

Author. Year of Defense. Title. University. Database where the dissertation can be found or ProQuest order number if available.

Note. Please do not send full text of the dissertation.