A significant number of MA and PhD students who were admitted before the disestablishment continue with their graduate programs and will be able to complete their degrees. In addition to Applied Linguistics emeriti faculty who continue teaching and advising students, there is a large number of affiliated members in the Departments of Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Education, Linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology, whose participation reinforces the interdisciplinary nature of applied linguistics research, and represents a wide range of expertise and experience in language-related research.
In ASL , several signs which have a pre-specified initial and final location (such as the signs RESTAURANT, PARENT, TWINS) can have the order of these two locations reversed in contexts which seem to be purely phonological. While not possible with all signs, this does happen with quite a few. For example, the sign DEAF, prototypically made with the '1' handshape making contact first with the cheek and then moving to contact the jaw (as in the sentence FATHER DEAF), can have these locations reversed if the preceding sign, when part of the same constituent , has a final location more proximal to the jaw (as in the sentence MOTHER DEAF). Both forms of the sign DEAF are acceptable to native signers.  A proposed prerequisite for metathesis to apply in ASL is that both signs must be within the same region on the body. Constraints on the applications of metathesis in ASL has led to discussions that the phonology breaks down the body into regions distinct from settings.