Dr Wolfgang Mann

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Roehampton, London. My teaching and research activities focus on the following areas:

  • Language and cognitive development
  • Semantics
  • (Sign-) language acquisition and assessment
  • Computer- and mobile-assisted language testing
  • Quantitative Research Methods

I am currently collaborating with Professor Gary Morgan to investigate signing deaf children’s response to dynamic assessment and on lexical semantic organization in signed and spoken language.

E-mail: Wolfgang Mann


*Mann, W. & Haug, T. (in press). New directions in sign language assessment. In M. Marschark &

P. Spencer (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education

(Volume III). Oxford University Press.

*Mann, W., Haug, T., Kollien, S., & Quinto-Pozos, D. (in press). Teaching and assessment

of sign languages. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics.


*Mann, W., Peña, E., & Morgan, G. (2014). Exploring the Use of Dynamic Language

Assessment with Deaf Children who use American Sign Language: Two Case Studies.

Journal of Communication Disorders. Doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2014.05.002.

*Morgan, G., Meristo, M., Mann, W., Hjelmquist, E., Surian, L., & Siegal, M. (2014)

Mental state language input directed at deaf and hearing infants and children:

Implications for theory of mind. Cognitive Development.


*Mann, W. & Haug, T. (2014). Mapping out guidelines for the use and development of

sign language assessments: Some critical issues, comments and suggestions.

In D. Quinto-Pozos (Ed.), Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication

and Disorder (pp. 123-142). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

*Mann, W., Roy, P., & Marshall, C. (2013). A look at the other 90 per cent: Investigating

British Sign Language vocabulary knowledge in deaf children from different language

learning backgrounds. Deafness & Education International, 15(2), 91-116.

DOI: 10.1179/1557069X12Y.0000000017.

*Mann, W. & Marshall, C. (2012). Investigating deaf children’s vocabulary knowledge in

British Sign Language. Language Learning, 62 (4), 1024-1051.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9922.2011.00670.x.

*Marshall, C. R., Mann, W. & Morgan, G. (2011). Short-term memory in signed languages:

Not just a disadvantage for serial recall, Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 102.

DOI: 10.3389/ fpsyg.2011.00102.

*Mahon, M., Vickers, D., McCarthy, K., Rajput, K., Barker, R, Merrit, R., Mann, W., &

Szagun, G. (2011). Cochlear-implanted children from homes where English is an

additional language: findings from a recent audit in one London centre,

Cochlear Implant International, 12(2), 105-113. DOI: 10.1179/146701010X486552.