Terra Edwards, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics

Terra Edwards

Phone Numbers

202-651-5450 (V)

Email

terra.edwards@gallaudet.edu

Personal Website

https://gallaudet.academia.edu/TerraEdwards

Location

Sorenson Language and Communication Center 3218

I am a linguistic anthropologist interested in the social and interactional foundations of language structure and language use, language and embodiment, and language emergence. For the past decade, I have been pursuing these interests in the Seattle DeafBlind community, examining a grammatical divergence between visual American Sign Language and protactile American Sign Language, focusing most sharply on emergent deictic and phonological systems in protactile ASL. I earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of California in 2014, Berkeley and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin in 2007.

Gallaudet

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Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002