Research

Project by Penn linguists documents Philadelphia accent in ASL

Project by Penn linguists documents Philadelphia accent in ASL

Jami Fisher, the ASL program coordinator in the Department of Linguistics, and Meredith Tamminga, an assistant professor of linguistics and director of the Language Variation and Cognition Lab, are working on a project documenting what they are calling the Philadelphia accent of American Sign Language.

The complex history of standardizing time

The complex history of standardizing time

In her new book “The Global Transformation of Time 1870–1950,” Vanessa Ogle, the Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History in the School of Arts & Sciences, recounts the nearly century-long effort to homogenize clocks around the world, and the difficulties supporters faced in forming international standards.