Georgetown alum awarded MacArthur grant for sign language research

Earlier today, the MacArthur Fellowship announced that Dr. Carol Padden (COL ’78) won one of its $500,000 “genius grants” for her groundbreaking work in the field of signed language linguistics. Padden, who is the first deaf MacArthur Fellow, studies the distinct structure and evolutionary patterns of signed languages. Among other accomplishments, Padden’s research revealed that […]