Emily Noschese

Emily Noschese

Assistant Professor of Bilingual and Bicultural Education for American Sign Language

Noschese@wayne.edu, hf7809@wayne.edu

Office Hours: email to make an appointment

231 Education Bldg.

Emily Noschese

Degrees and Certifications

P.h.D., Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Māona

M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University

B.A., American Sign Language, Gallaudet University 


  • Develop curriculum and program for American Sign Language

Area of Expertise

  •  American Sign Language
  • Sign Language linguistics 

Research Interests

  •  American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics
  • ASL bilingual curriculum
  • Sign Language documentation 
  • ASL word order
  • ASL Literature 
  • ASL acquisition for L1 and L2


  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 2022
  • Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa 2020-2021
  • Bilinski Summer Fellowship, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa 2019
  • Graduate Assistantships, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa 2018-2020
  • Lecturer of the Year Award, Kapi’olani Community College 2017-2018

Community Engagement Activities

  •  Lead-K Hawai’i 


  •  “The Importance of Linguistics in Sign Language: Understanding the Usage and Context” - First National Seminar: Linguistics for all without accessibility; Mexico. April 30, 2022
  • “Sign Languages of Laos” - University of Hawai’i at Mānoa September 17, 2019
  • “Classifiers: What is it and how to use it”- Hawai’i School for the Deaf and Blind; Honolulu HI June 10, 2017
  • “A Bilingual Approach to Teaching Grammar” - Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf; Louisville, KY June 29, 2016 and National Deaf Education Conference; Phoenix, AZ July 6, 2016


 Noschese, E. (2021). Younger Deaf People’s Attitudes Toward American Sign Language Structure. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Laszakovits, Sabine, Quadros, Ronice Müller de, Noschese, Emily Jo & Lillo-Martin, Diane (to appear, 2022). Object shift in ASL and Libras. In Sabine Laszakovits & Zheng Shen (Eds.), The Size of Things II: Movement, Features, and Interpretation. Berlin: Language Science Press. 

Courses taught by Emily Noschese

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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