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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Karen  Emmorey
Institution: San Diego State University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages
 Language, Cognition, and the Brain
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language, Cognition, and the Brain
Dissertation Director * of: Bimodal Bilingualism in Hearing, Native Signers of American Sign Language
(Michele Bishop, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: "Agreement" in Gestures and Signed Languages: The use of directionality to indicate referents involved in actions
(Shannon Casey, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Bimodal bilingualism
The influence of visual feedback and register changes on sign language production: A kinematic study with deaf signers
Learning to look: The acquisition of eye gaze agreement during the production of ASL verbs
Direction asymmetries in spoken and signed language interpreting

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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