Sign Language Linguistics

The Sign Language Linguistics Laboratory is directed by Diane Brentari and located in Walker 009 and Wieboldt 313. The lab is designed to analyze linguistic data from sign languages and gestures pertinent to her ongoing research projects, which include two NSF-funded projects and a third award by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.

These projects concern the linguistic structure of sign languages and their expression in conversation, narrative and performance, as well as the gestures of hearing people and homesign systems. Motion capture, as well as a variety of tools for video analysis and transcription, are employed in this work. For more information about the projects, people and resulting publications, please direct your attention to: