Join LLCN on Tuesday, November 15th at noon for Dr. Lina Hou talk “Patterned iconicity in San Juan Quiahije Chatino Sign Language.” This presentation will be in ASL with no interpreters. Light refreshments will be provided after the talk.
Lynn “Lina” Hou is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow for 2016—2017. Professor and Dean Carol Padden serves as her mentor and sponsor for the duration of the fellowship. She got her Ph.D in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research intersects the fields of theoretical linguistics, linguistic anthropology, and Deaf studies. She employs a combination of ethnographic and experimental methods to study the formation of emerging sign languages and signing communities. Her dissertation research focused on the description and documentation of San Juan Quiahije Chatino Sign Language (SJQCSL), an emerging sign language that arose among a small group of deaf people and their families, in southern Oaxaca, Mexico. Her research has been supported by federal and international grants such as National Science Foundation, National Institute Health, and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme.