Recent & Upcoming Talks


Poster at the Linguistic Society of America

Poster at the Linguistic Society of America

Presentation at the Linguistic Society of America


Colloquium talk

An overview of the state-of-the-art in historical comparative sign research, including the field’s main challenges, followed by …


A talk about the emergence of a signed language in Tajikistan in the 1940s.

A poster describing a pilot project that applies the comparative method to a putative family of sign languages.


A talk discussing reasons why sign researchers have been unable to identify regular correspondences, followed by suggestions for future …


Historical analysis of two Central Asian sign languages using phylogenetic mthods


A Peircean analysis of iconicity’s role in the manual alphabet and initialized signs

Poster presenting a phonological analysis of handshapes in Afghan Sign Language