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Name: Diane  Brentari
Institution: University of Chicago
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://linguistics.uchicago.edu/people/brentari.shtml
State and/or Country: IN
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
Selected Publications: Brentari, D. (1998). A Prosodic Model of Sign Language Phonology. MIT Press.

Brentari, D. (Ed.) (2001). Foreign Vocabulary in Sign Languages: A Cross-linguistic Investigation
of Word Formation. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Steven Lapointe, D. Brentari, and P. M. Farrell (Eds). (1998). Morphology and Its Relation to
Syntax and Phonology. Stanford University , CSLI Publications.

Brentari, D., L. MacLeod, and G. Larson (Eds.) (1992). The Joy of Grammar: A Festschrift in Honor
of James D. McCawley. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Prosodic Model of Sign Language Phonology
 Morphology and Its Relation to Phonology and Syntax
 Sign Languages
Courses Taught: Phonological Analysis
Phonological Theory
The American Deaf Community: Language, Culture and Society
Dissertation Director * of: Spatial Language: Insights from sign and spoken languages
(Engin Arik, Author)
Reviewer of: The Signs of a Savant (LL Issue 22.3543)
Academic Paper Abstract: Can experience with co-speech gesture influence the prosody of a sign language? Sign language prosodic cues in bimodal bilinguals

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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