top of page

Morphology, language change, iconicity, and social structure in signing communities
European Research Council project 2021-2025

What is SignMorph?

SignMorph is a five year European Research Council research project that began at the University of Birmingham in 2021.
SignMorph aims to address two of the most fundamental questions in the language sciences: how much do the languages of the world resemble each other and how do they differ, and what factors account for both the cross-linguistic similarities and the differences? SignMorph will provide answers to these questions about the nature of human language through a focus on the sign languages of deaf communities.



Prof. Adam Schembri
Department of English Language and Linguistics
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

bottom of page