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linguist , Neuroscientist

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

  • Other Work

    • 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 ).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, travel, cats, Yiddish.

Connections

father:
Lazar B. Woll

mother:
Fannie Woll Avrin