Matt Brown

Matt Brown
University College London | UCL · Department of Linguistics

Master of Science

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Introduction
PhD student at University College London (Linguistics/DCAL). Generally interested in sign languages (particularly British Sign Language), corpus linguistics, sociolinguistic variation, language change, language disorders, and probabilistic pragmatics.
Education
September 2013 - August 2015
University College London
Field of study
  • Language Sciences (Sign Language Studies)
September 2010 - August 2012
University of Leeds
Field of study
  • BSL/English Interpreting

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British Sign Language (BSL) is a visual-gestural language distinct from spoken languages used in the United Kingdom but in contact with them. One product of this contact is the use of fingerspelling to represent English words via their orthography. Fingerspelled loans can become “nativised”, adapting manual production to conform more closely to the...

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What are the effects of context (lexical, prosodic, and discourse) on the rates of scalar inference drawn from various forms of disjunctive utterance in British Sign Language?