About

This website was inspired during a visit to the University of São Paulo in May 2006. Through discussion with colleagues in Brazil, we realized that access to instructional materials on sign linguistics played a crucial role in attracting Deaf signers to the field of sign linguistics. Since there are currently very few Deaf researchers in this field worldwide, it is hoped that through this website, more Deaf students will become motivated to study the linguistic structure of their native sign languages and become active researchers.

Your financial support for the maintenance of the website would be most welcome. Contributions payable to Sign Language Linguistics may be sent to:

Sign Language Linguistics
P.O. Box 2134
Fremont, CA 94536
USA

Sign Language Linguistics is a non-profit educational organization registered with the US Internal Revenue Service.

The team behind signlinguistics.com consists of the following, in alphabetical order:

Patricia Lessard
ASL/English Interpreter, Curriculum Developer
Adjunct Instructor, Ohlone College and Santa Rosa Junior College (USA)

Gaurav Mathur
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Gallaudet University (USA)

Brenda Nicodemus
Research Scientist, Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience
San Diego State University (USA)

Christian Rathmann
Professor, Sign Linguistics and Sign Interpretation
University of Hamburg (Germany)

Dan Veltri
ASL/English Interpreter, Video Producer
Treehouse Video LLC (USA)

Presenters: Robert Adam, Lorna Allsop, Eric Lawrin and Christian Rathmann

Translators:
Soya Mori
– Japanese
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO, Japanese Language

Szilárd Rácz – Hungarian
Ph.D. candidate, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Special Thanks to:
Department of Linguistics, University of São Paulo
Students from the pre-TISLR 9 conference course on linguistics of signed languages
Centre for Deaf Studies, Bristol University
Treehouse Video LLC
Almost Everything Communications
Anonymous Donor

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