- March 18 Scott Liddell - ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture at UVA
...March 18 Scott Liddell - ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture at UVA
Annual ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series presents:Scott K. Liddell, Ph.D.
"Directional Signs and Meaning in American Sign Language"Friday, March 18, 20052:00 p.m.Minor Hall Auditorium Scott K. Liddell is a professor of linguistics and chair of the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University.
The author of "Grammar, Gesture, and Meaning in American Sign Language" (Cambridge University Press, 2003), he
has also published numerous articles on the structure of ASL.His
ASL syntactic research includes work on nonmanual signals, topics, word order, relative clauses, and conditional clauses.
Liddell's work includes the development of phonetic and phonological representation systems for ASL and the application of such systems in the description of aspectual verb formsin ASL.Currently he
is focusing his
research on understanding the cognitive mechanisms that underlie the use of space in ASL.Liddell's interest is in the development of cognitive grammar and mental space theory.
In addition to his
work in linguistic structure, he
has also worked in the area of language policy in the education of deaf students and is co-author of the widely read monograph, "Unlocking the Curriculum: Principles for Achieving Access in Deaf Education."