Find out about our current and previous research projects related to Deaf people and New Zealand Sign Language.
Current research projects
Collins-Ahlgren, Marianne. 1989. Aspects of New Zealand Sign Language. PhD thesis.
Sameshima, Shizue. 1999. Deaf Students in Mainstream Universities and Polytechnics : Deaf Student Perspectives. MA Thesis
Dugdale, Patricia. 2000. Being Deaf in New Zealand : a Case Study of the Wellington Deaf Community. PhD Thesis
Smith, Eileen. 2003. Deaf Ways: Literacy Teaching Strategies of Deaf Teachers in New Zealand. MA Thesis
Smiler, Kirsten. 2004. Māori Deaf : Perceptions of Cultural and Linguistic Identity of Māori Members of the New Zealand Deaf Community. MA Thesis
Bathard, Hayley. 2014. Intricate Identities: Cochlear Implant Users Negotiating Lives Between d/Deaf and Hearing Worlds. MA Thesis
Smiler, Kirsten. 2014. Ka Puāwai Ngā Kōhungahunga Turi : a Study of the Nature and Impacts of Early Intervention for Māori Deaf Children and Their Whānau. PhD Thesis
Rollason Ashleigh. 2015. The Teaching of New Zealand Sign Language as an Additional Language in Mainstream New Zealand Primary Schools. MA Thesis (U of Auckland)
Siu, Wai Yan Rebecca. 2016. Sociolinguistic Variation in Hong Kong Sign Language. PhD Thesis
Iseli, Jacqueline. 2018. Deaf Ni-Vanuatu and Their Signs: A Sociolinguistic Study. MA Thesis
Simchowitz, Melissa. 2023. Language Practices of Māori Deaf New Zealand Sign Language Users for Identity Expression. MA Thesis