During the summer of 2012, Professor Hoffmann-Dilloway conducted fieldwork focusing on sign languages and literacy in Germany and Italy. Now on research leave, she is working with three students who are assisting her in transcribing interviews.
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway has published three scholarly articles in 2011. They include:
Hoffmann-Dilloway, Erika (2011). Ordering Burgers, Reordering Relations: Gestural interactions between hearing and d/Deaf Nepalis. Pragmatics 21(3): 373-391.
Hoffmann-Dilloway, Erika (2011). Writing the Smile: Language ideologies in, and through, sign language scripts. Language and Communication 31(4): 435-355.
Hoffmann-Dilloway, Erika (2011). Lending a Hand: Competence Through Cooperation in Nepal’s Deaf Associations. Language in Society 40(3): 385-306.
At this year's American Anthropological Association meeting she will present a paper titled, "(Don’t) Read my Lips: Debates over language contact and boundaries in the online circulation of sign language texts" on a panel titled "Forty Years After: Tidemarks, Legacies and Futures of Research on Language Contact".