Author: Rachel McKee

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A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Letters

By Rachel McKee, Victoria University of Wellington   Last year, I spotted this new sign by the entrance level lifts at the Ministry of Education head office. NZSL has been sanctioned in education since...

about Rachel McKee

Rachel McKee is Programme Director of Deaf Studies. Teaching New Zealand Sign Language), and introductory and intermediate NZSL courses, Rachel also supervises post-graduate research topics in Deaf Studies and Interpreting within the MA in Applied Linguistics and PhD in Applied Linguistics. Rachel has published research across a wide range of areas in Deaf Studies including sign language interpreting, linguistic analysis of NZSL, sociolinguistic issues in NZSL, and deaf children in schools. Rachel is a member of the Deaf Studies Research Unit, which recently developed an Online Dictionary of NZ Sign Language and conducted a three-year project investigating sociolinguistic variation in NZSL.