I completed my M.A linguistics at UCL in September 2006. Prior to this, I studied Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol from 2001-2004 and this course led me to become interested in sign linguistics and sign language research. I am now working as a part time researcher at DCAL. My current project is looking into changing languages and identities in the British Deaf Community. I will be comparing three groups of 16-19 year-olds who receive different types of education - those who attend mainstream with CSW/Interpreter support, those who attend schools for the Deaf - one signing school and one oral school. I will also be looking into the use of CSWs/Interpreters in education to see if this new trend is successful. Please contact me for more information.
I am also working on other projects such as developing the BSL sentence Repetition Test (BSL SRT) with Kearsy Cormier, Robert Adam, Joanna Atkinson and Bencie Woll. In addition, I am working with Chloe Marshall and Joanna Atkinson, looking into semantic and phonological organisation in BSL.
My main area of interest is language development and Deaf Education. I also enjoy teaching and giving talks on sign linguistics and language development. I am proud to be a part of a team at DCAL and thoroughly enjoy working here.
Direct contact: Kate Rowley
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