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Momentum delegate 2020 - 2021

Vadim Kimmelman

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities

I am an Associate Professor of General and Computational Linguistics at UiB since 2019. I studied linguistics in Moscow, and then followed a PhD program in Amsterdam, where I also did a postdoc. My main research interest is linguistic structure and functioning of sign languages of the deaf. I am investigating the grammar and lexicon of sign languages to find out how similar and different they are from spoken languages. I am interested in combining insight from traditional theoretical linguistics with new technology such as computer vision.