Gabrielle Hodge

Senior Lecturer in Sign Language Linguistics

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 2.15, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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I am a deaf researcher specialising in research relating to deaf people, deaf communities, sign languages and communication. 


PhD Linguistics, Macquarie University (2014)

BA (Hons) Linguistics, La Trobe University (2008)


Postgraduate teaching

In Semester 1 2024, I will be teaching a Guided Research Seminar on cripping sign language linguistics. The aim is to tease apart, critique and determine what is useful from different studies, while identifying what is harmful. Prior experience with a sign language is welcome, but not essential. I will also be delivering lectures in courses relating to discourse analysis, multimodality and sociolinguistics with Dr Sumin Zhao and Dr Christian Ilbury. In Semester 2 2025, I will be teaching with Professor John E Joseph on his new Semiotics course as well as the sign language linguistics module in LEL1B.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I am available to supervise deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing students on topics related to deaf communities and sign languages.