Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover


Hill, Joseph, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Wood, Sandra & (2019). Sign Languages: Structure and Contexts. Routledge Guides to Linguistics.





Chen Pichler, Deborah, Kuntze, Marlon, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Quadros, Ronice Müller de &

Stumpf, Marianne Rossi (2018). Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children: A Bilingual Introduction. Gallaudet University Press.



Sandlslluer, Wendy & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2006). Sign Language and Linguistic Universals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

[Reviewed in the Journal of Linguistics (2006); Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (2008); Language (2010)]




Crain, Stephen, & Lillo-Martin, Diane (1999). Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition. Oxford: Blackwell.

[Reviewed in Studies in Second Language Acquisition (2001)]




Marschark, Marc, Siple, Patricia, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Campbell, Ruth, & Everhart, Victoria S. (1997). Relations of Language and Thought: The View from Sign Language and Deaf Children. New York: Oxford University Press.




Lillo-Martin, Diane (1991). Universal Grammar and American Sign Language: Setting the Null Argument Parameters. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

[Reviewed in Language (1993), Linguistische Berichte (1993), Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (1994)]


Articles & Chapters

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  • Gökgöz, Kadir, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Oliveira, Janine & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2015). Pointing and Eyegaze in Bimodal Bilingual Language Development. In Elizabeth Grillo and Kyle Jepson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) 39, 178-190. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Chen Pichler, Deborah, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Cruz, Carina Rebello, Kozak, Laura, Palmer, Jeffrey Levi, Lemos Pizzio, Aline & Reynolds, Wanette (2015). Methods in bimodal bilingualism research: Experimental studies. In Eleni Orfanidou, Bencie Woll & Gary Morgan (Eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Sign Language Studies, 250-280. Blackwell.









  • Lillo-Martin, Diane (2011). Sign Languages. In Patrick Colm Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences, 774-777. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Meier, Richard P. (2011). On the Linguistic Status of ‘Agreement’ in Sign Languages. Target article, Theoretical Linguistics 37, 95-141. (PMCID: PMC3595197)
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Meier, Richard P. (2011). Response to Commentaries: Gesture, Language, and Directionality. Theoretical Linguistics 37, 235-246.
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Quadros, Ronice Müller de (2011). Acquisition of the Syntax-Discourse Interface: The Expression of Point-of-View. Lingua 121, 623-636. (PMCID:PMC3081591)
  • Quadros, Ronice Muller de, Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Pichler, Deborah (2011). Desenvolvimento Bilíngue Intermodal: Implicações para Educação e Interpretação de Línguas de Sinais. In: Maria Cecilia de Moura, Sandra Regina Leite de Campos & Sabine Antonialli Arena Vergamini (Eds.), Educação para Surdos: Práticas e Perspectivas II, v. 1, 1-14. São Paulo: Santos Editora.
  • Snyder, William & Lillo-Martin, Diane (2011). Principles and Parameters Theory and Language Acquisition. In Patrick Colm Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences, 670-673. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.





  • Lillo-Martin, Diane (2009). Sign Language Acquisition Studies. In Edith Bavin (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language, 399-415. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Quadros, Ronice Müller de (2009). Two in One: Evidence for Imperatives as the Analogue to RI’s from ASL and LSB. In Jane Chandlee, Michelle Franchini, Sandy Lord, & Gudrun-Marion Rheiner, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 302-312. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [Publication in Portuguese, in Cadernos de Saúde, cited below]
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Quadros, Ronice Müller de (2009). Imperativos Análogos a Raízes Infinitivas: Evidência das Línguas de Sinais Americana e Brasileira. (Imperatives function as analogues to root infinitives: Evidence from ASL and LSB). Cadernos de Saúde, Numero Especial de Línguas Gestuais, 29-35.
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Snyder, William (2009). Commentary on “Capturing the Evasive Passive.” Language Acquisition 16, 118-122.



  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Chen Picher, Deborah (2008). Development of Sign Language Acquisition Corpora. In Onno Crasborn, Eleni Efthimiou, Thomas Hanke, Ernst D. Thoutenhoofd, & Inge Zwitserlood, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora; 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 129-133.
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane (2008) Sign Language Acquisition Studies: Past, Present and Future. In Ronice Müller de Quadros (Ed.), Sign Languages: Spinning and unraveling the past, present and future. TISLR9, forty-five papers and three posters from the 9th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, Florianópolis, Brazil, December 2006, 244-263. Petrópolis, Brazil: Editora Arara Azul.
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Quadros, Ronice Müller de (2008). Focus Constructions in American Sign Language and Língua de Sinais Brasileira. In Josep Quer (Ed.), Signs of the Time: Selected Papers from TISLR 2004, 161-176. Seedorf, Germany: Signum Verlag.
  • Lillo-Martin, Diane & Snyder, William (2008). Commentary on “The Acquisition of Inflection: A Parameter-Setting Approach.” Language Acquisition 15, 210-215.