Lina Hou

Assistant Professor

Linguistics Department

University of California, Santa Barbara

News & Updates (March 21, 2022)


  • I'm happy to announce that I have a few new publications to share -- all open access:

    • Hou, Lynn. (2022). LOOKing for multi-word expressions in American Sign Language. Cognitive Linguistics. DOI:

    • Hou, Lynn, Ryan Lepic & Erin Wilkinson. (2022). Managing Sign Language Video Data Collected from the Internet. In Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Bradley McDonnell, Eve Koller, and Lauren B. Collister (eds.), The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management, 471-480. DOI:

    • Hou, Lynn & Connie de Vos. (2021). Classifications and typologies: Labeling sign languages and signing communities. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 26: 118-125. DOI

  • This spring, I will be teaching LING 229, Linguistics of sign languages, in person. This is a grad-level introductory course to deaf people, their sign languages, and their signing communities. It will be the first time that I'm teaching this course!