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Conference Organizers

About William B. McGregor

William B. McGregor is professor of linguistics at Aarhus University. He has been conducting research on languages of the Kimberley region for the past 30 years, and has published a number of grammars and sketch grammars, as well as numerous articles on the languages. He has a strong interest in the history of research on Kimberley languages, and the interpretation and use of historical sources in their documentation and description.

About Julie Hansen

Julie received her BA and MA in Linguistics at Aarhus University. She has also completed the basic training of the sign language interpreter programme at Centre for Sign Language. She is currently a PhD scholar in Linguistics at Aarhus University, and an active researcher of Danish Sign Language and Danish deaf culture. She is also currently on the Editorial Board of "The World's Sign Languages". She has been a guest lecturer and censor at Centre for Sign Language, and is now collaborating with the people behind the online Dictionary of Danish Sign Language.

She is a member of The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, the Sign Language Linguistics Society, the Society of Deaf History, and the Danish Sign Language Committee.

For her PhD thesis, Julie is writing about the phonetics and phonology of Danish Sign Language.