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Professor Bencie Woll FBA

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About this Fellow

Sign language as a model to understand human language generally: neuroimaging studies of commonalities in processing spoken & signed languages; the influence of modality of communication on language structure; sociolinguistics of Deaf communities.

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/people/core-team/benciewoll

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Sign Language and Deaf Studies, University College London

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2015 -

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