Diane Lillo-Martin

University of Connecticut

Diane Lillo-Martin received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego and joined the Department of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut in 1986. She is currently Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at UConn, and a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut. Her research focuses on the human language faculty, through studies of the structure and acquisition of American Sign Language and the process of language acquisition across different languages. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Sandler and Lillo-Martin (2006), Sign Language and Linguistic Universals.