Diane Brentari


Diane Brentari is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and is a scholar of Sign Language phonology and morphology. Currently her work addresses cross-linguistic variation, particularly in the differences and similarities among sign languages in the formation of complex classifier predicates. She is also interested in the relationship between gesture, homesign systems, and well-established sign languages. Author of A Prosodic Model of Sign Language Phonology (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and editor of Sign Languages: A Cambridge Language Survey (Cambridge University Press, 2010), she is also director of the Sign Language Laboratory at UChicago.