I am a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut, and a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories. I am an affiliated faculty member of the CT Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and a former fellow of the UConn Humanities Institute.
My main research interest is to better understand the human language faculty. Primarily I examine this by studying the structure and acquisition of American Sign Language, and by looking at the process of language acquisition across different languages. See my Research page, the Sign Linguistics and Language Acquisition lab site, and the site for the Binational Bimodal Bilingual Language Development Project for more information.
Upcoming Linguistics Events
Monday, April 8th, 2019
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs CampusArjona 307
Friday, April 12th, 2019
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
Storrs CampusOak 338
The UConn Meaning Group meets on a regular (mostly weekly) basis throughout the academic year to discuss recent and ongoing work in the areas of Semantics, Pragmatics, and Philosophy of Language.
Follow the link below for details and contact information.
Friday, April 26th, 2019
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Storrs CampusHumanities Institute seminar room, Babbidge Library, 4th Floor
- August 2018 Update August 22, 2018
- Sign Language Acquisition – ASL text NOW AVAILABLE! June 18, 2018
- Sabbatical in the Netherlands January 26, 2018
- GALA and other presentations September 19, 2017
- Classes have started! August 29, 2017