Professor of Linguistics and French
Director of the Linguistics Program
Professor Neidle teaches courses in general linguistics and French linguistics. Her research interests include syntactic theory and the syntactic structure of American Sign Language (ASL).
Professor Neidle is the Director of the American Sign Language Linguistic Research Project (ASLLRP). Funding from the NSF supports linguistic research on the syntactic structure of ASL, development of computational tools (including SignStream, a MacOS application) to facilitate analysis of signed language and gesture, and collaborative research with computer scientists interested in the problem of sign language recognition. Through our National Center for Sign Language and Gesture Resources, several different types of experimental resources and analyzed data are made publicly available.
Her publications include The Syntax of American Sign Language: Functional Categories and Hierarchical Structure (MIT Press) and The Role of Case in Russian Syntax (Dordrecht: Kluwer).
- Peter Alrenga
- Sudha Arunachalam
- Jon Barnes
- Charles Chang
- Daniel Erker
- Paul Hagstrom
- Neil Myler
- Carol Neidle
- Alexander (Sasha) Nikolaev
- Catherine O'Connor