Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language

[aka ABSL]

Classification: Sign Language




Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language at the University of Haifa

ABSL offers investigators Wendy Sandler and Irit Meir (University of Haifa), Carol Padden (University of California San Diego/CRL), and Mark Aronoff (SUNY-Stony Brook) a rare opportunity to trace the emergence of a language almost from the beginning, and to discover its essential ingredients. The home base of this research is the Sign Language Research Lab at The University of Haifa, where Wendy Sandler is the Director and Irit Meir Associate Director. The research is also conducted at our satellite laboratory, Center for Research in Language at the University of California, San Diego under the directorship of Carol Padden, with research associates and graduate students, Mark Aronoff and Carol Padden are Research Affiliates of the University of Haifa Sign Language Research Lab.

Anna Belew