Terry Janzen

    BEd Saskatchewan
    MA Manitoba
    PhD New Mexico

Curriculum Vitae  link to PDF

Research Interests
ASL morphology and syntax, grammaticization, discourse pragmatics, ASL/English interpretation; ASL, signed languages

Teaching 2014-15
LING 2740 Introduction to Interpretation Theory Fall
LING 3300 A01 Structure of ASL Fall/Winter
LING 3840 T01 ASL Discourse Structure Fall

 Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Russell, Kevin, Erin Wilkinson and Terry Janzen. 2011. ASL sign lowering as undershoot: A corpus study. Laboratory Phonology 2:2, 403-422.

Janzen, Terry. 2004. Space Rotation, Perspective Shift, and Verb Morphology in ASL. Cognitive Linguistics, 15:2, 149-174.

Janzen, Terry, Barbara O’Dea, and Barbara Shaffer. 2001. The Construal of Events: Passives in American Sign Language. Sign Language Studies, 1:3, 281-310.

Janzen, Terry. 1999. The grammaticization of topics in American Sign Language. Studies in Language, 23:2, 271-306.

Janzen, Terry. 1997. Pragmatic and syntactic features of topics in American Sign Language, Meta, XLII (3): 502-514.

Peer-reviewed book chapters:

Janzen, Terry. 2013. The impact of linguistic theory on interpretation research methodology. In Elizabeth A. Winston and Christine Monikowski (Eds.), Evolving Paradigms in Interpreting Education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. 87-118.

Janzen, Terry and Barbara Shaffer. 2013. The interpreter’s stance in intersubjective discourse. In Laurence Meurant, Aurélie Sinte, Myriam Vermeerbergen and Mieke Van Herreweghe (Eds.), Sign Language Research, Uses and Practices. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter/Ishara Press. 63-84.

Janzen, Terry. 2012. Lexicalization and grammaticalization. In Markus Steinbach, Roland Pfau, and Bencie Woll (Eds.), Handbook on Sign Languages (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Sciences (HSK) series). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 816-841.

Janzen, Terry. 2012. Two ways of conceptualizing space: Motivating the use of static and rotated vantage point space in ASL discourse. In Barbara Dancygier and Eve Sweetser (Eds.), Viewpoint in Language: A Multimodal Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 156-174.

Janzen, Terry, Barbara Shaffer, and Sherman Wilcox. 2011. Signed language pragmatics. In Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (Eds.), Pragmatics in Practice. Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights 9. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 278-294.

Janzen, Terry, and Barbara Shaffer. 2008. Intersubjectivity in interpreted interactions: The interpreter’s role in co-constructing meaning. In Jordan Zlatev, Timothy Racine, Chris Sinha and Esa Itkonen (Eds.), The Shared Mind: Perspectives on Intersubjectivity. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 333-355.

Janzen, Terry. 2008. Perspective shifts in ASL narratives: The problem of clause structure. In Andrea Tyler, Yiyoung Kim, and Mari Takada (Eds.), Language in the Context of Use: Usage-Based Approaches to Language and Language Learning. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 129-154.

Janzen, Terry. 2007. The Expression of Grammatical Categories in Signed Languages. In Elena Pizzuto, Paola Pietrandrea, and Raffaele Simone, (Eds.), Verbal and Signed Languages: Comparing Structures, Constructs and Methodologies. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 171-197.

Janzen, Terry. 2006. Visual communication: Signed language and cognition. In Gitte Kristiansen, Michel Achard, René Dirven, and Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Eds.), Cognitive Linguistics: Current Applications and Future Perspectives. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 359-377.

Janzen, Terry, and Barbara Shaffer. 2002. Gesture as the Substrate in the Process of ASL Grammaticization. In Richard P. Meier, Kearsy Cormier, and David Quinto-Pozos (Eds.), Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 199-223.

Janzen, Terry. 1995. Differentiating topic from subject in ASL. In Marie-Christine Aubin (Ed.), Perspectives d'avenir en traduction. Winnipeg: Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface. 57-74.


Janzen, Terry. 2005. Perspective Shift Reflected in the Signer’s Use of Space. CDS/CLCS Monograph Number 1, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Dublin Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Edited Volumes:

Janzen, Terry (Ed.). 2005. Topics in Signed Language Interpreting: Theory and Practice. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [Soft cover edition printed 2008]