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Nicholas Palfreyman

Dr Nick Palfreyman

Reader, Sign Languages and Deaf Studies, co-Director, iSLanDS Institute
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies

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Nick is a deaf academic working in the fields of linguistics, sociolinguistics and international development. He has worked with the Indonesian deaf community since 2007, and is particularly interested in Labovian and third-wave sociolinguistics, sign language typology, applied linguistics, and corpus-informed sign language teaching. As co-Director of the iSLanDS Institute at the University of Central Lancashire, Nick has a strong record of using research to transform the lives of deaf people in the global South.