(Morpho)syntax, Comparative Slavic, Diachronics, Dialectology
Laura Davies Brenier’s research focuses on world sign languages and (D/d)eaf cultures and experiences. She is primarily interested in signed morphosyntax and cheremics (phonemics). Much of her research is concentrated within the Slavic world, especially the Czech Republic and Russia.
BA, Russian Language and Literature; Slavic Studes (Beloit College 1997)
PhD, Slavic and Theoretical Linguistics (Princeton University 2005)
Additional Campus Affiliations
Teaching Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Teaching Assistant Professor, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
Brenier, L. D. (2021). Sign Languages. In J. Stanlaw (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology (pp. 1-12). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118786093.iela0358
Farnell, B. M., & Davies Brenier, L. (Accepted/In press). Sign Language. In J. L. Jackson, Jr (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology (Oxford Bibliographies). Oxford University Press.
Davies Brenier, L., & Daise, D. (2016). Incorporating Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom. Paper presented at 2016 Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Daise, D., & Davies Brenier, L. (2013). When Native Speakers Break the Rules. Paper presented at 2013 Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Denver, Colorado, United States.
Fouts, S., Davies Brenier, L., Davis, C., & Michel, K. (2013). ESL for Visually Impaired Students. Paper presented at 2013 Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, Denver, Colorado, United States.