Publications

Under revision / Under review


Proctor, Heidi & Kearsy Cormier. Under review. Sociolinguistic Variation in Mouthings in British Sign Language (BSL): A Corpus-Based Study. [pdf]


2019


Rowley, Kate, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2019. Metalinguistic Awareness of Regional Variation in BSL. Poster to be presented at 13th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 26-28 September 2019.


Hodge, Gabrielle, Jordan Fenlon, Adam Schembri, Trevor Johnston & Kearsy Cormier. 2019. A corpus-based investigation of how deaf signers signal questions. Poster to be presented at 13th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 26-28 September 2019.


Hodge, Gabrielle, Adam Schembri, Trevor Johnston & Kearsy Cormier. 2019. Semiotic diversity in signed utterances: evidence from conversations in the British Sign Language Corpus. Paper to be presented at European Symposium Series on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM), Leuven, Belgium, 9-10 September 2019.


Hodge, Gabrielle & Kearsy Cormier. 2019. Reported speech as enactment. Linguistic Typology 23(1), 185-196. [pdf]


2018


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Variation in British Sign indicating verbs. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation NWAV 47, New York University, 18-21 October 2018.


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Indicating verbs as typologically unique constructions: Reconsidering verb ‘agreement’ in sign languages. Glossa 3(1), 89. doi:10.5334/gjgl.468.


Hodge, Gabrielle, Jordan Fenlon, Adam Schembri, Trevor Johnston & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Negation in two related signed languages: British Sign Language and Auslan. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), Sheffield, UK, 11-14 September 2018.


Rowley, Katherine, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Language Attitudes in the British Deaf Community: Attitudes towards British Sign Language and Sign Supported English. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), Sheffield, UK, 11-14 September 2018.


Brentari, Diane, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Sign language phonology. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.117


Rowley, Katherine, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Attitudes to age variation and language change in the British Deaf community. Paper presented at Sign CAFÉ 1: The first international workshop on cognitive and functional explorations in sign language linguistics, Birmingham, UK, 30-31 July 2018.


Manrique, Elizabeth & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Question-response sequences in Argentine Sign Language and British Sign Language. Paper presented at Sign CAFÉ 1: The first international workshop on cognitive and functional explorations in sign language linguistics, Birmingham, UK, 30-31 July 2018.


Ferrara, Lindsay, Kearsy Cormier & Annie Risler. 2018. Depiction in signed and spoken languages. Paper presented at International Congress of Linguists (ICL) 20, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-7 July 2018.


Yogeswaran, C. & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Archiving large-scale legacy multimedia research data: A case study. International Journal of Digital Curation 12:2, 157-176. doi:10.2218/ijdc.v12i2.484


Fenlon, Jordan, Adam Schembri & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Modification of indicating verbs in British Sign Language: A corpus-based study. Language 94(1), 84-118. doi:10.1353/lan.2018.0002 [pdf]


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon, Kearsy Cormier & Trevor Johnston. 2018. Sociolinguistic typology and sign languages. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences 9:200. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00200


Schembri, Adam, Rose Stamp, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2018. Variation and change in English varieties of British Sign Language. In Sociolinguistics in England, ed. by N. Braber & S. Jansen, 165-188. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [pdf]


Fenlon, Jordan, Kearsy Cormier & Diane Brentari. 2018. The phonology of sign languages. In The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory, ed. by S.J. Hannahs & A. Bosch, 453-475. Routledge. [pdf]


2017


Brown, Matt & Kearsy Cormier. 2017. Sociolinguistic variation in the nativisation of BSL fingerspelling. Open Linguistics 3:1, 115-144. doi: 10.1515/opli-2017-0007


Brown, Matt & Kearsy Cormier. 2017. Sociolinguistic variation in the nativization of British Sign Language fingerspelling. Paper presented at the Symposium "The Phonology of Sign Language Fingerspelling: Beyond Handshape Sequences" at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, Texas, 5-8 January 2017.


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2017. Clause position and indicating verbs in British Sign Language. Paper presented at 2017 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, Texas, 5-8 January 2017.


Cormier, Kearsy & Zed Sevcikova Sehyr. 2017. Viewpoint constructions in British Sign Language, co-speech gesture and silent gesture. Paper presented at 2017 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, Texas, 5-8 January 2017.


2016


Cormier, Kearsy, & Zed Sevcikova Sehyr. 2016. Viewpoint strategies: manual and non-manual articulators in co-speech gesture and silent gesture. Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 18-22 July 2016.


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2016. Indicating verbs as 'multimodal' constructions. Paper presented at 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 18-22 July 2016.


Cormier, Kearsy, Onno Crasborn & Richard Bank. 2016. Digging into Signs: Emerging Annotation Standards for Sign Language Corpora. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining [workshop part of 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Conference], Portorož, Slovenia, 28 May 2016. Paris: ELRA.


Cormier, Kearsy. 2016. Role shift is not agreement. Paper presented at “Sign language agreement revisited: new theoretical and experimental perspectives” workshop at the Annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) 2016, University of Konstanz, Germany, 23-26 February 2016.


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier. 2016. “Agreement” verbs in sign languages: Are we missing the point? Paper presented at “Sign language agreement revisited: new theoretical and experimental perspectives”. Workshop at the Annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) 2016, University of Konstanz, Germany, 23-26 February 2016.


Cormier, Kearsy, Jordan Fenlon & Adam Schembri. 2016. Indicating verbs in British Sign Language favour motivated use of space. Paper presented at the 12th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 4-7 January 2016. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, Onno Crasborn & Richard Bank. 2016. The role of theory in sign language corpus annotation. Poster presented at the 12th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 4-7 January 2016. [pdf]


Stamp, Rose, Adam Schembri, Bronwen Evans & Kearsy Cormier. 2016. Regional sign language varieties in contact: Investigating patterns of accommodation. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 21:1, 70-82. doi:10.1093/deafed/env043 [pdf]


Sehyr, Zed Sevcikova & Kearsy Cormier. 2016. Perceptual categorization of handling handshapes in British Sign Language. Language and Cognition 8:4, 501-532. doi: 10.1017/langcog.2015.4 [pdf]


2015


Cormier, Kearsy, Sandra Smith & Zed Sevcikova. 2015. Rethinking constructed action. Sign Language and Linguistics 18:2, 167-204. doi: 10.1075/sll.18.2.01cor [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, Jordan Fenlon & Adam Schembri. 2015. Indicating verbs in British Sign Language favour motivated use of space. Open Linguistics 1:1, 684-707. doi: 10.1515/opli-2015-0025


Fenlon, Jordan, Kearsy Cormier & Adam Schembri. 2015. Building BSL SignBank: The lemma dilemma revisited. International Journal of Lexicography 28:2, 169-206. doi: 10.1093/ijl/ecv008 [pdf]


Schembri, Adam, Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon & Trevor Johnston. 2015. Sign languages and sociolinguistic typology. Paper presented at the Tenth Creolistics Workshop: “Innovations” - with special attention to parallels between creole and sign language creation, Aarhus University, Denmark, 8-10 April, 2015.


Crasborn, Onno & Kearsy Cormier. 2015. Sign language narratives online: How to make them accessible. Paper presented at the Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive workshop, Leeds, UK, 27-28 March 2015.

Cormier, Kearsy & Adam Schembri. 2015. What language documentation via corpora can do for local communities: The case of sign languages. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 26 Feb - 1 March 2015.


Fenlon, Jordan, Adam Schembri, Trevor Johnston & Kearsy Cormier. 2015. Documentary and corpus approaches to sign language research. In The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Sign Language Studies, ed. by E. Orfanidou, B. Woll & G. Morgan, 156-172. Oxford: Blackwell. [pdf]


2014


Cormier, Kearsy. 2014. Pronouns, agreement and classifiers: What sign languages can tell us about linguistic diversity and linguistic universals. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 26, 1-12. [pdf]


Fenlon, Jordan, Kearsy Cormier, Ramas Rentelis, Adam Schembri, Katherine Rowley, Robert Adam & Bencie Woll. 2014. BSL SignBank: A lexical database of British Sign Language (First Edition). London: Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre: University College London. http://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk


Fenlon, Jordan, Kearsy Cormier & Adam Schembri. 2014. Directional verbs as fusion of linguistic and gestural elements in British Sign Language: a corpus-based study. Paper presented at the Fifth UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Lancaster University, 29-31 July 2014.


Fenlon, Jordan, Adam Schembri & Kearsy Cormier. 2014. The role of gesture in directional verbs in British Sign Language: A corpus-based study. Paper presented at the Sixth Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies: Gesture in interaction, San Diego, CA, 8-11 July 2014.


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis & Kearsy Cormier. 2011. British Sign Language Corpus Project: A corpus of digital video data and annotations of British Sign Language 2008-2014 (Second Edition). London: University College London. http://www.bslcorpusproject.org


Cormier, Kearsy & Jordan Fenlon. 2014. Developing corpora for the visual modality: The case of sign language corpora. Paper presented at Corpus Linguistics in the South, University College London, 31 May 2014.


Smith, Sandra & Kearsy Cormier. 2014. In or out? Spatial scale and enactment in narratives of native and non-native signing deaf children acquiring British Sign Language. Sign Language Studies 14:3, 275-301. [pre-proof pdf]


Stamp, Rose, Adam Schembri, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis, Bencie Woll & Kearsy Cormier. 2014. Lexical variation and change in British Sign Language. PLoS ONE 9(4), e94053. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094053


Fenlon, Jordan, Adam Schembri, Ramas Rentelis, David Vinson & Kearsy Cormier. 2014. Using conversational data to determine lexical frequency in British Sign Language: The influence of text type. Lingua 143, 187-202. doi: 10.1016/j.lingua.2014.02.003 [pre-proof pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, Jordan Fenlon & Adam Schembri. 2014. Directionality in British Sign Language is not obligatory: The importance of corpus data when considering “agreement.” Poster presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2-5 January 2014.


2013


Earis, Helen & Kearsy Cormier. 2013. Point of view in British Sign Language and spoken English narrative discourse: the example of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’. Language and Cognition 5:4, 314-343. doi: 10.1515/langcog-203-0021


Cormier, Kearsy, Adam Schembri & Bencie Woll. 2013. Pronouns and pointing in sign languages. Lingua 137, 230-247. doi: 10.1016/j.lingua.2013.09.010


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis, Sally Reynolds & Kearsy Cormier. 2013. Building the British Sign Language Corpus. Language Documentation and Conservation 7, 136-154. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, Sandra Smith & Martine Zwets. 2013. Framing constructed action in British Sign Language narratives. Journal of Pragmatics 55, 119-139. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2013.06.002 [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, Sandra Smith & Zed Sevcikova. 2013. Predicate structures, gesture and simultaneity in the representation of action in British Sign Language: Evidence from deaf children and adults. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 18:3, 370-390. doi: 10.1093/deafed/ent020. [pdf]


Ebling, Sarah, Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon, Penny Boyes-Braem & Trevor Johnston. 2013. Identifying and comparing semantic relations across signed and spoken languages. Paper presented at the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, University College London, 10-13 July 2013. [pdf]


Fenlon, Jordan, Katherine Rowley, & K. Cormier. 2013. Lexicalisation in British Sign Language: Implications for phonological theory. Paper presented at the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, University College London, 10-13 July 2013.


Stamp, Rose, Kearsy Cormier, Bronwen Evans & Adam Schembri. 2013. British Sign Language (BSL) dialects in contact: Investigating the patterns of accommodation and language change. Poster presented at the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, University College London, 10-13 July 2013.


Schembri, Adam, Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon, and Trevor Johnston. 2013. Sociolinguistic typology and sign languages. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (iCLaVE), Trondheim, Norway, 28-28 June 2013.


Fenlon, Jordan, Adam Schembri, Ramas Rentelis & Kearsy Cormier. 2013. Variation in handshape and orientation in British Sign Language: The case of the ‘1’ hand configuration. Language and Communication. 33, 69-91. doi: 10.1016/j.langcom.2012.09.001. [pdf]


2012


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis, Sally Reynolds & Kearsy Cormier. 2012. Towards a British Sign Language Corpus: A short report. Japanese Journal of Sign Linguistics, 5-14. [pre-proof pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, David Quinto-Pozos, Zed Sevcikova & Adam Schembri. 2012. Lexicalisation and de-lexicalisation processes in sign languages: Comparing depicting constructions and viewpoint gestures. Language and Communication 32:4, 329-348. doi: 10.1016/j.langcom.2012.09.004. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy. 2012. Pronouns. In Sign Language: An International Handbook, ed. by R. Pfau, M. Steinbach, & B. Woll, 227-244. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [pre-proof pdf]


Stamp, Rose, Kearsy Cormier, Bronwen Evans, & Adam Schembri. 2012. British Sign Language (BSL) dialects in contact: Investigating the patterns of accommodation and language change. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium, Berlin, 21-24 August 2012.


Cormier, Kearsy, Jordan Fenlon, Trevor Johnston, Ramas Rentelis, Adam Schembri, Katherine Rowley, Robert Adam & Bencie Woll. 2012. From corpus to lexical database to online dictionary: Issues in annotation of the BSL Corpus and the development of BSL SignBank. Poster presented at the 5th Workshop on the representation and processing of sign languages: Interactions between corpus and lexicon [workshop part of 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation], Istanbul, Turkey, 27 May 2012. [pdf of proceedings] [pdf of poster]


Cormier, Kearsy, Adam Schembri, David Vinson & Eleni Orfanidou. 2012. First language acquisition differs from second language acquisition in prelingually deaf signers: Evidence from grammatical processing of British Sign Language. Cognition 124, 50-65. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2012.04.003. [pdf] One of Cognition’s Top 25 Hottest Articles for 2012


Cormier, Kearsy, Robert Adam, Katherine Rowley, Bencie Woll & Joanna Atkinson. 2012. The British Sign Language Sentence Reproduction Test: Exploring age-of-acquisition effects in British deaf adults. Paper presented at Experimental Studies in Sign Language Research Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS), Frankfurt, Germany, 7 March 2012. [pdf]


2011


Schembri, Adam, Trevor Johnston, Jordan Fenlon, Kearsy Cormier & Ramas Rentelis. 2011. Challenges in lemmatising signed language digital video corpora: the measure of lexical frequency in Australian and British Sign Languages. Paper presented at Sustainable data from digital research: Humanities perspectives on digital scholarship conference, University of Melbourne, 12-14 December 2011.

Schembri, Adam, Kearsy Cormier, and Bencie Woll. 2011. Do sign languages lack pronouns? Paper presented at the Australian Linguistics Society, Australian National University, Canberra, 2-4 December 2011.


Cormier, Kearsy, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis, and Adam Schembri. 2011. Lexical frequency in British Sign Language conversation: A corpus-based approach. In P. Austin, O. Bond, L. Marten & D. Nathan (eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 3 (LDLT3), London: School of Oriental and African Studies.[pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, Sandra Smith and Martine Zwets. 2011. Show and tell: Framing and narrating constructed action in signed and spoken languages. Invited paper presented at Complex Sentences and Beyond in Sign and Spoken Languages, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen, 13-14 October 2011.


Cormier, Kearsy, Margaret Deuchar, Frances Elton, Donall O’Baoill, Adam Schembri, Rachel Sutton-Spence and Bencie Woll. 2011. The British Sign Language Corpus Project: Sociolinguistic variaiton, language change, language contact and lexical frequency in BSL. Final report to the Economic and Social Research Council, 29 September 2011. [pdf]


Schembri, Adam, Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon, Della Goswell, Trevor Johnston, Ramas Rentelis & Rose Stamp. 2011. The relevance of sign language linguistics for sign language interpreters: some recent research on Auslan and BSL. Paper presented at Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association National Conference, Sydney, 26-28 August 2011. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy & Sandra Smith. 2011. The role of embodiment in the representation of actions in British Sign Language: Evidence from deaf children. Paper presented at the 11th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Xi’an, China, 11-17 July 2011.


Fenlon, Jordan, Ramas Rentelis, Rose Stamp, Kearsy Cormier & Adam Schembri. 2011. The importance of a BSL primary user corpus for sign language teaching and learning. Paper presented at 2nd Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics: Documenting Sign Languages for Learning and Teaching Purposes, University of Bristol, 30 June - 2 July 2011. [pdf]


Stamp, Rose, Adam Schembri, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis & Kearsy Cormier. 2011. Lexical Variation and Change in British Sign Language (BSL): Evidence for dialect leveling? Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE), Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany, 29 June - 1 July 2011.


Schembri, Adam, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis & Kearsy Cormier. 2011. British Sign Language Corpus Project: A corpus of digital video data of British Sign Language 2008-2011 (First Edition). London: University College London. http://www.bslcorpusproject.org


Cormier, Kearsy, Jordan Fenlon, Ramas Rentelis, Adam Schembri & Trevor Johnston. 2011. Multiple access levels and multiple interfaces of the British and Australian Sign Language Corpora. Paper presented at "Building Sign Language Corpora in North America" workshop, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, 21 May 2011. [pdf]


Johnston, Trevor, Adam Schembri, Kearsy Cormier, Jordan Fenlon & Ramas Rentelis. 2011. Type/token matching in annotated SL corpora: Examples from Auslan and BSL corpus projects. Paper presented at "Building Sign Language Corpora in North America" workshop, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, 21 May 2011. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy & Sandra Smith. 2011. Defining and annotating constructed action, constructed dialogue and role shift. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society, Workshop on Sign Language Discourse, University of Gottingen, Germany, 23-25 February 2011. [pdf]


2010


Cormier, Kearsy, Adam Schembri & Bencie Woll. 2010. Diversity across signed languages and spoken languages: Implications for language universals. Lingua 120, 2664-2667. [pdf]


Schembri, Adam, Eleni Orfanidou, Kearsy Cormier & David Vinson. 2010. British Sign Language Grammaticality Judgement Task: Exploring age-of-acquisition effects in British deaf adults. Paper presented at the 10th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, Purdue University, 30 September - 2 October 2010.


Cormier, Kearsy & Sandra Smith. 2010. The role of animacy in the acquisition of entity constructions in British Sign Language. Paper presented at the 10th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, Purdue University, 30 September - 2 October 2010. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy. 2010. Pronouns and pointing: Where do sign languages fit in? Invited paper presented at the workshop Between you and me: Local pronouns across modalities. Radboud University Nijmegen, 7-8 June 2010. [pdf]


Schembri, Adam, Kearsy Cormier, Trevor Johnston, David McKee, Rachel McKee, & Bencie Woll. 2010. Sociolinguistic variation in British, Australian and New Zealand sign languages. In Sign Languages: A Cambridge Language Survey, ed. by D. Brentari, 476-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


2009


Schembri, Adam, Eleni Orfanidou, Kearsy Cormier & David Vinson. 2009. British Sign Language Grammaticality Judgement Task: Exploring age-of-acquisition effects in British deaf adults. Paper presented at the First Bangor Postgraduate Conference on Bilingualism and Bimodalism. Bangor University, 2-3 October 2009.


Cormier, Kearsy & Jordan Fenlon. 2009. Possession in British Sign Language. In Expression of possession, ed. by W. B. McGregor, 389-422. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy & Sandra Smith. 2009. Pragmatics of reference in British Sign Language narratives. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Edinburgh, 6-9 September 2009.


Schembri, Adam, Eleni Orfanidou & Kearsy Cormier. 2009. British Sign Language Grammaticality Judgement Task: Exploring age of acquisition effects in British deaf adults. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Edinburgh, 6-9 September 2009.


Smith, Sandra & Kearsy Cormier. 2009. Acquisition of perspective in deaf children: Evidence from the production of classifier constructions and constructed action in British Sign Language. Presented at Multimod 2009 Conference on Multimodality of communication in children: Gestures, emotions, language and cognition, University of Toulouse II, France, 9-11 July 2009.

Cormier, Kearsy & Sandra Smith. 2009. Introduction and maintenance of reference in narratives: Evidence from native and non-native signers of British Sign Language. Presented at ‘From Gesture to Sign: Pointing in Spoken and Signed Languages‘, Lille, France, 4-5 June 2009.


Schembri, Adam & Kearsy Cormier. 2009. No agreement on agreement: Are we missing the point? Presented at ‘From Gesture to Sign: Pointing in Spoken and Signed Languages‘, Lille, France, 4-5 June 2009.


Cormier, Kearsy & Jordan Fenlon. 2009. Modality effects in nominal possessive constructions: The ‘his genitive’ in signed and spoken languages. Presented at the workshop ‘Morphosyntactic categories and the expression of possession’, University of Manchester, 3-4 April 2009. [pdf]


Quinto-Pozos, David, Kearsy Cormier & Claire Ramsey. 2009. Constructed Action of Highly Animate Referents: Evidence from American, British and Mexican Sign Languages. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (Special Session on Non-Speech Modalities), Berkeley, CA, 14-16 February, 2009. [pdf]

Schembri, Adam & Kearsy Cormier. 2009. Canonical typology of person agreement: Evidence from signed languages. Presented at the Creating Infrastructure for Canonical Typology Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, 9-10 January 2009. [pdf]


2008


Cormier, Kearsy, Martha Tyrone & Adam Schembri. 2008. One hand or two? Nativisation of fingerspelling in ASL and BANZSL. Sign Language and Linguistics 11:1, 3-44.


Schembri, Adam & Kearsy Cormier. 2008. Missing the point?: On the language and gesture ‘interface’ in signed languages. Paper presented at the Language, Cognition and Communication conference, Brighton, UK, 4-7 August 2008.


Vinson, David, Kearsy Cormier, Tanya Denmark, Adam Schembri & Gabriella Vigliocco. 2008. The British Sign Language (BSL) norms for age of acquisition, familiarity and iconicity. Behavior Research Methods 40:4, 1079-1087. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy & Sandra Smith. 2008. Acquisition of perspective and role shift in deaf children: Evidence from British Sign Language. Presented at the Workshop on Pragmatics and Social Cognition, Centre for Human Communication, University College London, April 25-26, 2008.


2007


Cormier, Kearsy. 2007. Do all pronouns point? Indexicality of first person plural pronouns in BSL and ASL. In Visible variation: Comparative studies on sign language structure, ed. by P. Perniss, R. Pfau & M. Steinbach. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [pdf]


2006


Fenlon, Jordan & Kearsy Cormier. 2006. Inalienable Possession in British Sign Language. Presented at the 9th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Florianopolis, Brazil, December 6-9, 2006. [handout.doc]


Cormier, Kearsy. 2006. Review of: Sign Language and Linguistic Universals, W. Sandler & D. Lillo-Martin. Journal of Linguistics 42:3, 738-742.


Cormier, Kearsy, David Quinto-Pozos & Amanda Holzrichter. 2006. Practical considerations in collaborative crosslinguistic research. Working group led at the Workshop on Cross-linguistic Sign Language Research, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, January 9-14, 2006. [pdf]


Quinto-Pozos, David, Kearsy Cormier & Amanda Holzrichter. 2006. The obligatory nature of Constructed Action across 3 sign languages. Paper presented at the Workshop on Cross-linguistic Sign Language Research, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, January 9-14, 2006. [pdf]


2005


Cormier, Kearsy. 2005. Exclusive pronouns in American Sign Language. In Clusivity: Typology and case studies of inclusive-exclusive distinction, ed. by Elena Filimonova, 241-68. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy, Adam Schembri & Martha E. Tyrone. 2005. One hand or two: A cross-linguistic analysis of the non-native lexicon in signed languages. Paper presented at Sign Language Linguistics and the Application of Information Technology to Sign Languages, Milan, Italy, June 22-24, 2005.


Cormier, Kearsy, Peter Carss & Clark Denmark. 2005. SignLab: Innovation and Technology in Sign Language Teaching. Presented at Moving Forward with Languages: Innovative Approaches to Language Teaching, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, January 12, 2005. [pdf]


2004


Cormier, Kearsy. 2004. Review of: Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages, edited by K. Emmorey. Sign Language and Linguistics 7:2, 207-213. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy. 2004. Loss of indexicality with plural pronouns: Motoric and linguistic explanations. Presented at the 8th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Barcelona, Spain, September 30-October 2, 2004.


Tyrone, Martha E. & Kearsy Cormier. 2004. One hand or two: How ASL & BSL restructure fingerspelling in loans. Presented at the 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, May 20-22, 2004.


Cormier, Kearsy. 2004. Exclusive pronouns in ASL and BSL. Presented at Sign Languages: A crosslinguistic perspective at the Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Mainz, Germany, February 25-27, 2004.


Cormier, Kearsy. 2004. The categorical status of first person in signed languages. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA, January 8-11, 2004.


2003


Cormier, Kearsy. 2003. The effect of number marking on the use of space in ASL. Web publication based on paper presented at Gesture: The Living Medium, Austin, TX, June 5-8, 2002.


2002


Meier, Richard P., Kearsy Cormier, & David Quinto-Pozos (eds.). 2002. Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Cormier, Kearsy. 2002. Grammaticization of Indexic Signs: How American Sign Language Expresses Numerosity. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Texas, Austin. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy. 2002. Plural Reference in American Sign Language: Effects on Directionality. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, San Francisco, CA, January 3-6, 2002.


2001


Cheek, Adrianne, Kearsy Cormier, Ann Repp & Richard P. Meier. 2001. Prelinguistic Gesture Predicts Mastery and Error in the Production of Early Signs. Language 77:2, 292-323.(2) [pdf]


2000


Cormier, Kearsy. 2000. Distribution of Inclusive/exclusive Distinction in Signed and Spoken Languages. Presented at Pronoun Workshop: The Truth About Pronouns and How True They Are, Konstanz, Germany, December 15-16, 2000.


Cohan, Jocelyn, Anne-Marie Currie, Larisa Zlatic, & Kearsy Cormier (Synthesys Technologies). 2000. Linguistic approaches in medical text information retrieval. Presented at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C., May 4-6, 2000.


Cormier, Kearsy. 2000. How Does Modality Contribute to Linguistic Diversity? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, IL, January 6-9, 2000.


pre-2000


Cormier, Kearsy, Stephen Wechsler, & Richard P. Meier. 1999. Locus Agreement in American Sign Language. In Lexical and Constructional Aspects of Linguistic Explanation, ed. by J.P. Koenig, G. Webulhuth, & A. Kathol. Stanford: CSLI Publications. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy. 1998. How Does Modality Contribute to Linguistic Diversity? Unpublished manuscript (2nd PhD qualifying paper), University of Texas, Austin. [pdf]


Cheek, Adrianne, Kearsy Cormier, & Richard P. Meier. 1998. Continuities and Discontinuities between Manual Babbling and Early Signing. Presented at the Sixth International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research. Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, November 12-15, 1998.


Cormier, Kearsy. 1998. Grammatical and anaphoric agreement in American Sign Language. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Texas, Austin. [pdf]


Cheek, Adrianne, Kearsy Cormier, Christian Rathmann, Claude Mauk, Ann Repp, & Richard P. Meier. 1998. Motoric Constraints Link Manual Babbling and Early Signs. Presented at the 11th Biennial International Conference for Infancy Studies, Atlanta, GA, April 2-5, 1998.


Cormier, Kearsy, Claude Mauk and Ann Repp. 1998. Manual Babbling in Deaf and Hearing Infants: A Longitudinal Study. The Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Child Language Research Forum, Stanford, CA: CSLI. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy. 1998. ASL Locus Agreement Revisited. Unpublished manuscript (1st PhD qualifying paper), University of Texas, Austin. [pdf]


Cormier, Kearsy. Locus Agreement in American Sign Language: An HPSG Analysis. 1997. Presented at the 1997 International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Cornell University, July 18-20.