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DCAL Research Data Archive

The DCAL Research Data Archive holds the data outputs of the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, from both Phase I and Phase II of the ESRC research grants, and from both DCAL-funded and DCAL-associated projects. More...

Published: Dec 19, 2016 2:09:34 PM

New project on BSL syntax

A new project “A broadly usage-based account of British Sign Language syntax” aims to document and describe word order and non-manual features in different types of BSL sentences. The project, led by Kearsy Cormier with co-investigators Adam Schembri and Jordan Fenlon, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK and will run for 3 years from December 2016. More... More...

Published: Nov 14, 2016 4:42:44 PM

UCL launches innovative on-line short course

UCL’s Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL) Centre have developed an innovative on-line short course, ‘Deaf Awareness: Working and Communicating Well with Deaf People’ to improve the way professionals engage with Deaf people and people with a hearing loss. More...

Published: Oct 27, 2016 10:17:26 AM


New features ensure the value of BSL Signbank continues to grow

Academics behind the first ever British Sign Language (BSL) usage-based dictionary have added two new features to mark the second anniversary of its launch. The new functions will not only allow users to test their knowledge on BSL signs and regional variation but also to search the dictionary using specific sign features. More...

Published: Sep 23, 2016 9:27:19 AM

New study casts light on synaesthesia among signed language users

Many synaesthetes experience colours when viewing letters or digits but a new research study involving academics from UCL, has for the first time, documented a similar phenomenon among users of signed languages. More...

Published: Aug 12, 2016 10:35:23 AM

New online resource provides ‘huge leap’ forward in deaf assessments

For the first time, teachers, clinicians and researchers will soon have access to a range of online tests that can be used to assess abilities in deaf children and adults, such as speech reading, sign language vocabulary and understanding. More...

Published: Jul 11, 2016 3:05:57 PM

DCAL-RAD-175 Awards

DCAL receive prestigious award from RAD (Royal Association of Deaf People)

DCAL received an award for the most significant research contribution to Deaf studies at RAD’s 175th Birthday Honours Awards Ceremony. More...

Published: Feb 12, 2016 2:27:29 PM

London research centre celebrates 10 years of ‘ground-breaking’ work

Amongst the many research centres in University College London’s eleven faculties, there is one that has become an award-winning beacon for Deaf research. As the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, its director looks backs over a decade of achievement which she believes has placed the Centre as a global leader in its field. More...

Published: Nov 16, 2015 10:37:40 AM

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Media Release: BSL Signbank includes new information about regional variation

As the first ever British Sign Language (BSL) usage-based dictionary celebrates its first birthday, detailed information about the regional variation in a subset of BSL signs is now available. More...

Published: Sep 24, 2015 6:06:28 PM

DCAL to collaborate with Durham University on phase-two Wellcome Trust project

A leading academic at UCL will be working with Prof. Charles Fernyhough and his team at Durham, as they secure Wellcome funding for another 5 years of research for the ‘Hearing the Voice’ project. More...

Published: Aug 21, 2015 11:33:52 AM