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Amelia Abbott

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PhD Student

Amelia is an alumna of Clemson University, where she received her B.S. in Psychology and Biological Sciences. Her interests evolved to encompass both second language acquisition and signed languages. Currently, her research focuses on understanding M2L2 (second modality second language) acquisition, in which a language user acquires a new language in a different modality (whether spoken, signed, or haptic). Her QP2/dissertation work analyzes the acquisition of sign language by hearing users.

While based in Athens, Amelia taught LING 2100 (Intro to Linguistics) from 2018 to 2022. As of fall 2022, Amelia is a visiting student at the University of Michigan's Sign Language & Multimodal Communication Lab.

Education:

Psychology B.S., Clemson University 

Specific Research Areas:

Bimodal bilingualism, sign language, M2L2 acquisition of American Sign Language

Courses Taught:

Major Professor:

Professor, Dept. of Language and Literacy Education

Committee Members

Associate Professor, Dept. of Romance Languages

External Committee Members:

Brian Leffler
Debra Teesdale

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