David Quinto-Pozos, Danny Law, and I recently gave a presentation on sign language historical linguistics at the German Linguistics Society’s annual meeting. We participated in the working group Model and Evidence in Quantitative Comparative Linguistics. Our abstract and presentation can be viewed at the Sign Change project website.
Presentation on sign language historical linguistics
- Article forthcoming this week in Royal Society Open Science
- NSF linguistics program will recommend 3-year project on sign language change
- Blog post: Untangling vertical and horizontal processes in the evolution of handshapes
- Preprint: Exploring the dispersal of European sign languages using phylogenetic network methods