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Name: Martha  E. Tyrone
Institution: Haskins Laboratories
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State and/or Country: CT
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
British Sign Language
Selected Publications: Tyrone et al. 1999. Interarticulator co-ordination in Deaf signers with Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia 37: 1271-83.

Poizner et al. 2000. The structure of language as motor behavior: Clues from signers with Parkinson’s disease. In Emmorey & Lane (eds.). The Signs of Language Revisited: An Anthology in Honor of Ursula Bellugi and Edward Klima. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Tyrone. 2002. Overview of capture techniques for studying sign language phonetics. In I. Wachsmuth & T. Sowa (eds.) Proceedings of the International Gesture Workshop, 2001. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Tyrone & Woll. Submitted. Sign phonetics and the motor system: Implications from Parkinson’s disease. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research.
Courses Taught: Cognitive Communication Impairment
Neurology for Speech and Language Therapists
Dissertation Abstract: An Investigation of Sign Dysarthria
Reviewer of: Sign Languages: Boyes & Sutton-Spence (2001) (LL Issue 13.3402)

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