Professor in General Linguistics
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
University of Bergen


Postal address

Vadim Kimmelman
Postboks 7805
5020 Bergen

About me

I am a linguist working primarily on the grammar of sign languages, specifically Russian Sign Language (RSL) and Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). I am most interested in the question to what extent sign languages are similar to and different from spoken languages, that is, in the effects of modality.

Currently I am a Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Bergen. Before 2019 I was a PhD student and later postdoc at the University of Amsterdam.

In 2023-2027 I will be working on an ERC-funded project “Fundamentals of formal properties of nonmanuals: A quantitative approach” (NONMANUAL). Read more about this project here.

On this website, you can find a description of my research projects, and my presentations and publications (with pdfs).


Download my CV here.