Professor Gary Morgan - Deputy Director (City University London)

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Most of my early work compared signed and spoken language acquisition. More recently I have been looking at the existence of SLI in signing children. This research is starting
to reveal common and differing patterns of breakdown. My other major long
standing interest has been in the relationship between language and cognitive
development and this has taken me into research into the role of language in
children’s Theory of Mind skills. The next work in this theme will be looking at
the role of language experience in the development of executive functions and
working memory (strand 5) and how children learn about iconicity (strand 2). In
other work I have been exploring how signed languages have evolved from
co-speech gesture and what role language development has played during this

For further details and information on some of my publications, visit my personal website.

Direct contact: 020 76798681 E-mail: Prof. Gary Morgan