Deanna Gagne

Program: Developmental Psychology
Advisor: Marie Coppola
Anticipated Graduation: 2017
Education: MA, Develpmental Psychology, University of ConnecticutBS, ASL – English Interpreting, Northeastern University
Research Interests:  Language Creation & EvolutionRelationships between language development and cognitionGesture to sign grammaticization
Representative Publications:
  • Gagne, D., Coppola, M., Shusterman, A. (January 2016). Disentangling Language and Education Effects on False Belief Understanding: Evidence From Homesigners, Signers, and Unschooled Spanish Speakers. Talk to be presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research conference, Melbourne, Australia.

 

  • Gagne, D., Davidson, K. (January 2016). Overt domain information in American Sign Language reveals gestural origins and sheds light on semantic-syntactic structures cross modally. Poster to be presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research conference, Melbourne, Australia.

 

  • Pyers, J. E., Gagne, D., Senghas, A., Coppola, M. (January 2016). Leveraging First-Hand Experience to Assess Theory of Mind Development in Deaf Populations with Limited Sign Language Ability. Talk to be presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research conference, Melbourne, Australia.

 

  • Gagne, D., Senghas, A., Coppola, M. (November 2015). A language model is not sufficient to promote conventionalization of space in an emerging sign language. Poster/Talk accepted as an alternate at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.
Vita: Gagne, D – CV
Web Pages: deanna-gagne.grad.uconn.edu