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Language Learning and Deafness : Cambridge Applied Linguistics - Michael Strong

Language Learning and Deafness

Cambridge Applied Linguistics

By: Michael Strong (Editor)

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An important new collection of original papers dealing with essential issues and research in the learning of language by deaf people. The book addresses issues that concern the fields of second language acquisition and deafness, and draws upon the fields of linguistics, psychology, and education. Of particular importance is the relationship between the learning of English by the deaf and by hearing speakers of other languages. The first five chapters concern theoretical issues on language varieties among the deaf population, American sign language and the biology of language, sign language instruction, and language education of deaf children from both historical and bilingual perspectives. The second half of the book contains six original, previously unpublished research reports on topics related to language learning by deaf children and adults.

Series editors' preface
Preface
Theoretical Issues
Language varieties in the deaf population and their acquisition by children and adults
American Sign Language and the human biological capacity for language
The history of language use in the education of the Deaf in the United States
Sing language instruction and its implications for the Deaf Steven
A bilingual approach to the education of young deaf children: ASL and English
Research Reports
An assessment of syntactic capabilities
Children's new sign creations
Linguistic and cultural role models for hearing-impaired children in elementary school programs
Acquiring linguistic and social identity: interactions of deaf children with a hearing teacher and a deaf adult
Development of vocal and signed communication in deaf and hearing twins of deaf parents
Questions and answers in the development of deaf children
Index
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ISBN: 9780521340465
ISBN-10: 0521340462
Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 31st December 2009
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.64