Deaf Studies Research Unit

The Deaf Studies Research Unit was established in 1997 to document the lexicon, grammar and use of New Zealand Sign Language, and to create resources that support teaching and learning of the language.

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Deaf Studies Research Unit
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Associate Professor · Programme Director, NZSL Studies
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies · Deaf Studies Research Unit

Senior Lecturer (Teaching)
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Dr Micky Vale

Database Manager

NZSL Interpreter/Translator

Research Fellow

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Dr David McKee

Interested Party

Teaching Fellow

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