- Ellen Foote
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- Yangon Sign Language: Sociolinguistic variation, language accommodation and the construction of social identity.
Kearsy Cormier (DCAL,UCL)
Ellen graduated with a degree in Deaf Studies from the University of Bristol where she learned British Sign Language and developed an interest in the linguistics of sign languages. A SOAS Master’s scholarship enabled her to study for the MA in Language Documentation and Description at SOAS, where she followed the Language Support and Revitalization pathway in 2012-13.
Ellen continued her studies at SOAS, enrolling on a PhD in Linguistics with the aid of a Wolfson scholarship. Her research focuses on sociolinguistic variation in Yangon sign language in Burma.