I am an Associate Professor in the section for Sign Language and Interpreting at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) where I teach linguistics to interpreting students. In January 2021 I will be joining the faculty at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
I am interested in the acquisition of signed languages by adult learners and the psycholinguistic factors that affect signed language processing in multilinguals. More recently I have become involved in documentation and corpus development of Norwegian Sign Language.
Areas for peer review in no particular order: reference, gesture, sound symbolism, iconicity, depiction, bilingualism, multilingualism, sign language, interpreting, bimodal language acquisition.
- PhD Linguistics
- University of New Mexico, 2016
- MA Linguistics
- University of Rochester, 2010
- BS ASL-English Interpretation
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008