Leah Geer

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Eureka Hall 310
(916) 555-5555

Office Hours

Spring 2018
Tuesdays: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Joined Faculty: August 2016

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Signed Languages
ASL Fingerspelling
Second Language Acquisition

Courses Taught

  • DEAF 51 - American Sign Language I
  • DEAF 53 - American Sign Language III
  • DEAF 154 - American Sign Language IV
  • DEAF 155 - American Sign Language V
  • DEAF 161 - Deaf History
  • DEAF 162 - Deaf Culture and Community
  • DEAF 164 - Structure and Usage
  • DEAF 166 - Experiences in Deaf Community

Educational Degrees

Ph.D. - Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin (2016)
MA - Linguistics, Gallaudet University (2010)
BS - Kinesiology, New Mexico State University (2007)

Select Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

Learning from L2 ASL fingerspelling comprehension. (forthcoming). Leah Geer & Jonathan Keane. Language Teaching Research, Special Volume on Sign Language Pedagogy.

Improving ASL fingerspelling comprehension in L2 learners with explicit phonetic instruction (2017). Leah Geer & Jonathan Keane. Language Teaching Research.

Establishment of a Phonemic Clustering System for American Sign Language. (2013). Gregory A. Witkin, Donna A. Morere & Leah Geer. Sign Language Studies. 14(1); 21-38.

Kinship in Mongolian Sign Language. (2011). Leah Geer. Sign Language Studies. 11(4); 594-604.

Conference Proceedings

Exploring factors that contribute to successful fingerspelling comprehension. (2014). Leah C. Geer & Jonathan Keane. Proceedings of the Ninth International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC ‘14).

Sources of Variation in Mongolian Sign Language. (2012). Leah Geer. Proceedings from the 20th Symposium About Language and Society - Austin (SALSA). pp. 33-42.

Linking an ID-gloss database of ASL with child language corpora. (2012). Julia Fanghella, Leah Geer, Jonathan Henner, Julie Hochgesang, Diane Lillo-Martin, Gaurav Mathur, Gene Mirus & Pedro Pascual Villanueva. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Interactions between Corpus and Lexicon at Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC ‘12). pp. 57-62.

Book Review

Formational Units in Sign Languages (Sign Language Typology) (2012) Rachel Channon and Harry van der Hulst (ends) de Gruyter. 2011. Sign Language & Linguistics 15(2); 271-276 .

Curriculum Vitae

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