Best Paper in Language 2019 Award!

The best paper in Language 2019 award was given to “The noun-verb distinction in established and emergent sign systems” written by (pictured above, clockwise from upper left) Natasha Abner, Molly Flaherty, Katelyn Stangl, Marie Coppola, Diane Brentari, and Susan Goldin-Meadow. This article was featured in Language Volume 25, Number 2. 

Their article discussed emergent sign systems and highlighted important findings, including: a noun-verb distinction in human communication and how the distinction emerges and develops in a new sign language.

Congratulations to our lab director Dr. Coppola and the other authors as well!