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Name: Richard  P. Meier
Institution: University of Texas
State and/or Country: TX
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Family(ies): Sign Language
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages
 Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages
 Text, Time, and Context
Dissertation Director * of: The Signing of Deaf Children with Autism: Lexical phonology and perspective-taking in the visual-spatial modality
(Aaron Shield, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Grammaticization of Indexic Signs: How American sign language expresses numerosity
(Kearsy Cormier, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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