Julie Hochgesang (Gallaudet University): sign language as a first language

Dr. Julie Hochgesang is a linguist at Gallaudet University, the deaf university in Washington D.C. She received her PhD for her research into phonetic transcriptions of ASL (American Sign Language). She's now researching first language acquisition in deaf families and she is involved in creating a large lexical database for ASL. She is also actively involved developing ethical guidelines for sign language researchers.

A small selection of her publications