Zed Sevcikova

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I completed my MA in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck College in 2007. My research project focused on adult second language acquisition of BSL, in particular, whether the decreased left-right discrimination and mental rotation abilities impose a constraint on acquisition of spatial constructions in BSL.

My PhD at DCAL investigated whether deaf native BSL signers perceive handshapes used to describe handling or manipulation of objects (handling classifiers) in BSL categorically or continuously.This study was linked to the PaLM project, led by Dr. Kearsy Cormier and Sandra Smith.

I am now at the Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience,
San Diego State University (http://emmoreylab.sdsu.edu).

Direct contact: Zed Sevcikova