Professor Hoffmeister Selected to Present for Linguistics Society of America

hoffmeisterProfessor Robert Hoffmeister will be presenting at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). The meeting will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from January 2nd to 5th, 2014.

Hoffmeister will be presenting with his team: Sarah Fish and Jon Henner. The presentation is titled Does knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary predict English reading ability for Deaf students? The presentation centers around the relationship between vocabulary and reading skills of a signed language and English print.

Hoffmeister and his team’s contributions was distiguished by the LSA as a “Newsworthy Presentation.” Only 20 of the 500 presentations were sited as newsworthy.

The LSA meeting provides a “forum for the presentation of cutting-edge research focused on the scientific study of language.” More than 1,000 linguists will attend the annual event. Visit the LSA website to learn more.

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