My postdoctoral work is conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Judith Kroll (UC Irvine) and Jill Morford (University of New Mexico). I am currently supported by a National Science Foundation Fellowship. From 2019-2020, I was a UC Irvine Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow. I hold a PhD. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, where I worked in the Mayberry Lab for Multimodal Language Development under the supervision of Rachel Mayberry.
- Bimodal bilingualism
- Referential cohesion in American Sign Language
- The role of gesture in discourse and narratives
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Rachel I. Mayberry (2018). Reference tracking in early stages of different modality L2 acquisition: Limited over-explicitness in novice ASL signers’ referring expressions. Second Language Research.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese (2017). Separating Viewpoint from Mode of Representation in Iconic Co-Speech Gestures: Insights from Danish Narratives. Language and Cognition, 1-32.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Rachel I. Mayberry (2016). Who’s on First? Investigating the Referential Hierarchy in Simple Native ASL Narratives. Lingua, 180, 49-68.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese (2016). Hold + stroke gesture sequences as cohesion devices: Examples from Danish narratives. San Diego Linguistics Papers, 6, 2-13
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Rachel I. Mayberry (2015). Tracking Reference in Space: How L2 Learners Use ASL Referring Expressions. In Grillo, E. & Jepson, K. Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 165-177). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press
Selected talks and posters
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese (2020). Second Language Acquisition of Placement Cross-Modally: A View from Hearing Learners of ASL. Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 5-8, 2020
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Judith F. Kroll (2020). L1 Influences on Thematic Roles in the English of Deaf Signers of American Sign Language. Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium, September 22.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Judith F. Kroll (2020). Thematic Roles and Implicit Causality Verb Biases in the English of Deaf Signers of American Sign Language. Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing, September 3-5.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Rachel I. Mayberry (2019). Pronouns in American Sign Language: Fully referentially specified but affected by pragmatics anyway. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 3-6.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese (2018). Pronouns, Space and Implicit Causality Biases in American Sign Language. Invited Talk at the Linguistics in Göttingen Colloquium Series, Georg-August University, Göttingen, November 28
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Rachel I. Mayberry (2018). Implicit Causality Biases and Thematic Roles in ASL Verbs. Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing, September 6-8.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese & Rachel I. Mayberry (2017). Pronouns don’t (only) point: Investigating sensitivity to space and saliency in anaphor choice in American Sign Language. 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March 30 – April 1
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese, Marla Hatrak & Rachel I. Mayberry (2016). Grammar and Gesture in Late Acquisition of ASL Cohesive Devices. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 12, January 4-7.
- Frederiksen, Anne Therese and Rachel I. Mayberry (2015). Development of L1 reference tracking after childhood: Knowing the pieces but not where they fit in the puzzle. 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition, July 1-3.
Contact InformationAnne Therese Frederiksen
Department of Language Science
University of California, Irvine 2239
Social Science Plaza B
Irvine, CA 92697