Corrine Occhino

Corrine Occhino
Assistant Professor
Address: 340 HBC Hall

Corrine Occhino is an Assistant Professor with a dual appointment in the School of Education and in Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Occhino is the Program Coordinator for the ASL and Deaf Studies Program. Her research focuses on how the embodied linguistic experiences of signers influence the organization and processing of signed langauges. Dr. Occhino teaches courses on signed langauges and Deaf Cultures, signed language linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.


PhD University of New Mexico

MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Research & Scholarship

Recent Publications

Caselli, N., Occhino, C., Artacho, B., Savakis, A., Dye, M., (2022) Perceptual Optimization of American Sign Language: Evidence from a Lexical Corpus. Cognition 224.

Occhino, C., Hill J. C., Hochgesang, J. A., Shaw, E., Fisher, J. N., & Tamminga, M. (2021). New Trends in ASL Variation Documentation. Sign Language Studies 21 (3), 350-377. 10.1353/sls.2021.0003

Courses Taught

ASL/EDU/LIN 300/600 - Diversity of Signed Languages and Deaf Cultures

LIN/PSY 400/600 - Psychology of Language

LIN/ANT 374/674 - Topics in Sociolinguistics