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Dr Kate Mesh

Professional Title: Researcher
Other: Postdoctoral Researcher

Primary domain: Linguistics, sign language, gesture

Organization name: University of Haifa

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Haifa - Israel


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I study how hearing people gesture while they speak, and how deaf people adapt many of these gestures for use as signs in emerging signed languages. Since 2012, I’ve worked with of UT Austin’s Chatino Language Documentation Project (CLDP) to investigate how hearing and deaf people in one indigenous Chatino community use gestures of the hands and body to communicate. Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Haifa, studying the relationship of gesture and signed language as a member of the Grammar of the Body research group.