Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


Dr. Jordan Fenlon


Jordan Fenlon is an Assistant Professor of BSL at Heriot-Watt University. Prior to this, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow within the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago (2014-16) and a Fulbright Scholar within the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University (2011-12). He has also worked as a research associate at DCAL (2009-14) on several associated projects such as the British Sign Language Corpus Project. His research interests include the phonology, morphology, and syntax of sign languages; understanding the use of sign languages in a social context (how do signers adjust their signing in different situations); and the relationship between sign language and gesture. In each case, he is interested in the use of sign language corpora to further our understanding of sign language use.

For more information on the BSL Corpus Project

Email: Jordan Fenlon