My Linguistics student Mik Martinelli's dissertation was awarded the Holistic Science Prize! The award is a great honor! It is sponsored by the OSU Math department and occurs across the College of Arts & Sciences in recognition of pre-doctoral excellence in interdisciplinary science. Mik's dissertation uses methods from three linguistic disciplines to examine communication strategies among people with aphasia and their nurses and speech-language pathologists. She hopes to continue bringing her expertise in linguistic methods to improve quality of life for adults with acquired communication disorders like aphasia and dysarthria secondary to conditions like stroke, palsies, or Parkinson disease.
Community Engagement Grant
The DXDX project is growing! I was just awarded a Community Engagement Grant to support expanding the project to include deaf teens/tweens and their parents during next school year. We'll collect interviews with kids and families in partnership with the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, which uses American Sign Language, and Hearts for Hearing, which provides speech and hearing therapy to kids who use speech. We'll also work on tagging clips from the interviews to showcase the wide variety of real-life stories on our new website: dxdx.okstate.edu