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Name: Connie  de Vos
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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Homepage: http://www.mpi.nl/people/vos-connie-de
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Typology
Specialty: Kata Kolok (village sign language of North Bali)
Subject Language(s): Bengkala Sign Language
Language Family(ies): Sign Language
Selected Publications: De Vos, C. (2012). Sign-spatiality in Kata Kolok: How a village sign language in Bali inscribes its signing space. PhD Thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen.

Liszkowski, U., Brown, P., Callaghan, T., Takada, A., & De Vos, C. (2012). A prelinguistic gestural universal of human communication. Cognitive Science, 36, 698-713.

Zeshan, U., & De Vos, C. (Eds.). (2012). Sign languages in village communities: Anthropological and linguistic insights. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

De Vos, C. (2011). Kata Kolok color terms and the emergence of lexical signs in rural signing communities. The Senses & Society, 6(1), 68-76.

De Vos, C., Van der Kooij, E., & Crasborn, O. (2009). Mixed signals: Combining linguistic and affective functions of eyebrows in questions in Sign Language of the Netherlands. Language and Speech, 52(2/3), 315-339.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sign Languages in Village Communities
Dissertation Abstract: Sign-Spatiality in Kata Kolok: How a village sign language of Bali inscribes its signing space
Reviewer of: Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable (LL Issue 20.4275)



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