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Bencie Woll

Bencie Woll, American neuroscientist, linguist. Wyndham Deedes fellow Anglo-Israel Association, 1982, Royal Netherlands Science Institute fellow, 2005. Trustee Deaf Studies Trust, Bristol, 1995—2005; Member of Council Advancement of Communication With Deaf People, Sign Language Advisory Committee, Royal Association Deaf People (vice chair since 2002, trustee 2008), Penn Club (New York ).

Background

  • Woll, Bencie was born on February 22, 1950 in New York City. Daughter of Lazar B. Woll and Fannie Woll Avrin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1970. Master of Arts, University Essex, Colchester, England, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bristol, England, 1991.

    Career

    • From. research assistant to senior lecturer University Bristol, 1973-1995. Professor, chair sign language & deaf studies City University, London, 1995—2005, University College London, since 2005. Director Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Center, since 2006.

    Works

    • Author: Sign Language, 1985, The Linguistics of Bachelor of Science in Law, 1999 (Deaf Nation prize, 1999, BAAL Book prize, 2000), Bachelor of Science in Law Receptive Skills Test, 1999.

    Membership

    Trustee Deaf Studies Trust, Bristol, 1995—2005. Member of Council Advancement of Communication With Deaf People, Sign Language Advisory Committee, Royal Association Deaf People (vice chair since 2002, trustee 2008), Penn Club (New York ).

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, travel, cats, Yiddish.

    Connections

    • father: Lazar B. Woll
    • mother: Fannie Woll Avrin
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    Born February 22, 1950
    (age 67)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1971
      University Essex
    • 1991
      University Bristol
    • 1973 - 1995
      From. research assistant, to senior lecturer University Bristol
    • 1995 - 2005
      professor
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 2005
      professor