Hope E. Morgan

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:

University of California, San Diego: PhD program in Linguistics - Current

Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny, UCSD: Program in Anthropogeny for PhD students – June 2013

University of California, San Diego: M.A. in Linguistics - 2010

Linguistic Typology: Sign Language Typology course, Leipzig with Dr. Ulrike Zeshan - 2010

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA: BA in Anthropology, magna cum laude - 2005


Awards:

Teaching Excellence Award, UCSD Linguistics Department, Jun 2014

Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Student Abstract Award - Jan 2014

Center for Training & Academic Research in Anthropogeny Fellowship - 2010-2013

Cota Robles Fellowship - 2008-2010


Papers:

Hwang, So-One, Nozomi Tomita, Hope Morgan, Rabia Ergin, Deniz Ilkbasaran, Sharon Seegers, Ryan Lepic, & Carol Padden (in press). Of the body and the hands: patterned iconicity for semantic categories. Language & Cognition.

Morgan, Hope E. (2015). When does a word emerge? Lexical and phonological variation in a young sign language. San Diego Linguistics Papers (5): 2-17.

Morgan, Hope E. & Rachel Mayberry (2012). Complexity in two-handed signs: evidence for sub-lexical structure in a young sign language. Sign Language and Linguistics 15 (1): 147-174.

Morgan, Hope E., Shane K. Gilchrist, Evans Namasaka Burichani, & Jared O. Osome (2015). Kenyan Sign Language. In Bakken Jepsen, Julie, Goedele De Clerk, Sam Lutalo Kiingi & William B. McGregor (eds.), Sign Languages of the World., 529-552.

Morgan, Hope E. (2010). Distribution of Complexity in two-handed signs in Kenyan Sign Language. Masters Thesis: UC San Diego.

Morgan, Hope E. (2005). Symbolic medley: Seven different methods of sign language transcription. Unpublished manuscript; Sonoma State University.


Presentations & Posters:

Morgan, Hope E. Language from Gesture: A Case Study from East Africa. Paper presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 12. Melbourne, Jan 2016.

Morgan, Hope E. The Curious Case of Minimal Pairs in Sign Language. Poster presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 12. Melbourne, Jan 2016.

Morgan, Hope E. Kenyan Sign Language Lexical Database. Poster presented at ‘Digging Into Signs’ Workshop: Developing Annotation Standards for Sign Language Corpora. London, March 2015.

Morgan, Hope E. The Emergence of Syntax in Kenyan Sign Language: Constituent Order & Space. Poster presented at Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Jan 2014.

Morgan, Hope E. Numeral Incorporation in Kenyan Sign Language. Poster presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 11. London, Jul 2013.

Morgan, Hope E. Spatial Agreement and Word Order in Kenyan Sign Language. Paper presented at World Conference of African Linguistics 7. Douala, Cameroon, Aug 2012.

Morgan, Hope E. & Mayberry, Rachel. I. The handshape parameter in Kenyan Sign Language. Paper presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). West Lafayette, Indiana, Oct 2010.

Morgan, Hope E. & Mayberry, Rachel. I. The role of the non-dominant hand in Kenyan Sign Language. Paper presented at World Conference of African Linguistics, Cologne, Germany, Aug 2009.


Invited Talks:

Fieldwork Studies in Kenyan Sign Language. Workshop on Emerging Languages: Fieldwork and Laboratory Studies. University of California San Diego, Feb 2015.

Lexical development in Kenyan Sign Language: investigating numeral incorporation. Laboratory for Language & Cognitive Neuroscience Lecture Series 2012-2013; Dec 2012.

Field report from Kenya: investigating numeral incorporation in Kenyan Sign Language. Fieldwork Forum; University of California, Berkeley; Nov 2012.

KSL and the Kenyan Deaf Community. Lecture presented to LIGN 7, UC San Diego; November 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Introduction to KSL. Presentation to parents and caregivers at Kuja School for the Deaf, Kenya; July 2007.


Teaching:

Linguistics 148: Psycholinguistics of Sign Language. Teacher Assistant, UC San Diego - Spring 2015

Linguistics 7: Sign Language and Its Culture. Teacher Assistant, UC San Diego - Fall 2010, Fall 2014

Linguistics 8: Languages and Cultures in America. Teacher Assistant, UC San Diego - Spring 2014

Linguistics 101: Introduction to the Study of Language. Teacher Assistant, UC San Diego - Winter 2014

Linguistics 155: Language Evolution. Teacher Assistant, UC San Diego - Fall 2013

English: Grades 2, 3. Kuja Primary School for the Deaf, Kenya - Fall 2005-Fall 2007

HIV/AIDS Awareness: Grades 6, 7, 8. Kuja Primary School for the Deaf, Kenya - Fall 2005-Fall 2007


Other professional experience:

Organizer and financial manager for Parent Conference, Kuja School for the Deaf - Feb-Aug 2007

Interpreter at Kuja Primary School for the Deaf - Mar 2006-Nov 2007

Grant writer for public art projects; Gordon Huether Studio & freelancing. - Sept 2000-Jul 2003


Professional Memberships:

Linguistic Society of America - 2005, 2007-Current

Sign Language Linguistics Society - 2010-Current

Kenya National Association of the Deaf - 2011-2012

Kenyan Federation of Deaf Teachers, guest member - Mar 2006-Oct 2007