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Name: Rachel  Elizabeth Channon
Institution: University of Connecticut
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State and/or Country: MD
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Specialty: sign language phonology
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
Selected Publications: 2002. Signs are single segments: Phonological representations and temporal sequencing in ASL and other sign languages. Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park. Available for download at www.ling.umd.edu/Publications/Dissertations
2002. Beads on a String? Representations of repetition in spoken and signed languages. In R. Meier, K. Cormier, & D. Quinto-Pozos, eds., Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University, 110-148.
2000. Repetition in sign: Evidence for a single segment in sign languages. In MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 38: Proceedings of the Twelfth Student Conference in Linguistics, MIT Dept. of Linguistics, Cambridge, MA, 31-47.
1996. Representing a sign as a single segment in American Sign Language. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Eastern States Conference on Linguistics '96, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 46-57.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Formational Units in Sign Languages
Courses Taught: Structure of ASL

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