Full Professor
University of Neuchâtel
Center for Applied Linguistics
Conversation Analyst
www2.unine.ch/simona.pekarek 

"Studying hearing loss communication allows me to zoom into issues of social organization that are a pervasive feature of social encounters, but may be weighted or shaped differently in different communicative situations, and with different communication partners. Due to the work of my doctoral student Simone Groeber, my attention was drawn in particular to the bilingual nature of communication that involves both spoken and sign language."