Indigenous Sign Language Study in Africa in the Era of Generative AI: Following 10 Years of S-DELI’s Deaf Intervention and Sign Language Study

23rd-26th September 2024

‘S-DELI in 10 Years’ is an international virtual and in-person conference in commemoration of S-DELI’s 10th anniversary.

This 4-day international conference focuses on indigenous African signed and spoken languages and takes place during the International Week of the Deaf (23-26th September 2024). The programme of events consists of virtual pre-recorded conference presentations comprising keynote addresses and plenary sessions.

Sign Languages

  • Sign language study and interpreting in Africa
  • Sign language and deaf studies in Africa
  • Sign linguistics and mainstream linguistics in Africa
  • Deaf education in Africa
  • Sign language acquisition
  • Sign language and cognition
  • Sign language and other nonverbal communications
  • Signs, codes, and symbols
  • Indigenous sign language and STEM
  • Sign language, multilingualism and linguistic diversity
  • Deaf culture in Africa
  • Indigenous Sign language documentation


Spoken Languages

  • Computational Linguistics in Africa
  • Indigenous Languages and STEM Education in Africa
  • Language Documentation in Africa
  • African Languages and Generative AI
  • Morphology and Syntax
  • Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity
  • Onomastics
  • Phonology and Phonetics
  • Ritual Communications in Africa
  • Semantics and Pragmatics


Sunday 25th August

Abstract submission

Sunday 1st September

Registration opens

Monday 2nd September

Pre-recorded presentation submission

Abstract Submissions

To submit your abstract, please email either Dr Mary Edward at or Dr Aniefon Daniels at 

If you have any general queries about the conference, please email Dr Emma Asonye at