World Languages and Cultures

The department seeks to broaden student perspectives through language and cultural studies pertaining to both Deaf and hearing communities worldwide. Research interests and creative endeavors tend to focus on pedagogy, community building, literary study, and linguistic analysis of both signed and written/spoken languages.

Scholarship and creative activity


Morford, J. P., Occhino, C., Zirnstein, M., Kroll, J. F., Wilkinson, E., & Piñar, P. (2019). What is the Source of Bilingual Cross-Language Activation in Deaf Bilinguals?. The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 24(4), 356-365.