Elizabeth Demissie Dadi is a researcher at the Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures; and a lecturer at the Ethiopian Sign Language and Deaf Culture Program Unit, at Addis Ababa University. She is a PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics and Communication, with research focusing on Examining the Recognition Status of Ethiopian Sign Language. Her research interests, in general, are on Applied linguistics, including Sign language use in education, media, legal, and health domains, Linguistic human rights, mother tongue education, sign language policy and planning, and related areas. She has a Pan African Masters of Arts in African Languages and Applied Linguistics, another MA in Journalism and Communication, and more than 12 years of teaching experience in Higher education.