Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children

This volume brings together the leading scholars on the acquisition and development of sign languages to present the latest theory and research on these topics.

Author: Brenda Schick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190292690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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The use of sign language has a long history. Indeed, humans' first languages may have been expressed through sign. Sign languages have been found around the world, even in communities without access to formal education. In addition to serving as a primary means of communication for Deaf communities, sign languages have become one of hearing students' most popular choices for second-language study. Sign languages are now accepted as complex and complete languages that are the linguistic equals of spoken languages. Sign-language research is a relatively young field, having begun fewer than 50 years ago. Since then, interest in the field has blossomed and research has become much more rigorous as demand for empirically verifiable results have increased. In the same way that cross-linguistic research has led to a better understanding of how language affects development, cross-modal research has led to a better understanding of how language is acquired. It has also provided valuable evidence on the cognitive and social development of both deaf and hearing children, excellent theoretical insights into how the human brain acquires and structures sign and spoken languages, and important information on how to promote the development of deaf children. This volume brings together the leading scholars on the acquisition and development of sign languages to present the latest theory and research on these topics. They address theoretical as well as applied questions and provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, linguisic structures, modality effects, and semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic development in sign. Along with its companion volume, Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Children, this book will provide a deep and broad picture about what is known about deaf children's language development in a variety of situations and contexts. From this base of information, progress in research and its application will accelerate, and barriers to deaf children's full participation in the world around them will continue to be overcome.

Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children

The authors provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, & the processes of semantic, syntactic, & pragmatic development in sign.

Author: Professor of Speech Language and Hearing Science Brenda Schick

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114127835

Category: Education

Page: 395

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The authors provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, & the processes of semantic, syntactic, & pragmatic development in sign.

Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children

With increasing breadth and depth in the study of children's sign language acquisition, we are now seeing advances in several domains at once, with evidence of research synergism that reveals generalizations about the nature of how deaf ...

Author: Brenda Schick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198039964

Category: Psychology

Page: 412

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The use of sign language has a long history. Indeed, humans' first languages may have been expressed through sign. Sign languages have been found around the world, even in communities without access to formal education. In addition to serving as a primary means of communication for Deaf communities, sign languages have become one of hearing students' most popular choices for second-language study. Sign languages are now accepted as complex and complete languages that are the linguistic equals of spoken languages. Sign-language research is a relatively young field, having begun fewer than 50 years ago. Since then, interest in the field has blossomed and research has become much more rigorous as demand for empirically verifiable results have increased. In the same way that cross-linguistic research has led to a better understanding of how language affects development, cross-modal research has led to a better understanding of how language is acquired. It has also provided valuable evidence on the cognitive and social development of both deaf and hearing children, excellent theoretical insights into how the human brain acquires and structures sign and spoken languages, and important information on how to promote the development of deaf children. This volume brings together the leading scholars on the acquisition and development of sign languages to present the latest theory and research on these topics. They address theoretical as well as applied questions and provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, linguisic structures, modality effects, and semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic development in sign. Along with its companion volume, Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Children, this book will provide a deep and broad picture about what is known about deaf children's language development in a variety of situations and contexts. From this base of information, progress in research and its application will accelerate, and barriers to deaf children's full participation in the world around them will continue to be overcome.

Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children

development in those children certainly has changed dramatically (see chapters in the companion to this volume, Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children). At the same time, research concerning the ...

Author: Professor of Speech Language and Hearing Science Brenda Schick

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195180947

Category: Education

Page: 395

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The authors provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, & the processes of semantic, syntactic, & pragmatic development in sign.

Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Contributors present the latest information on both the new world evolving for deaf & hard-of-hearing children & the improved expectations for their acquisition of spoken language.

Author: Patricia Elizabeth Spencer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195179873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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Contributors present the latest information on both the new world evolving for deaf & hard-of-hearing children & the improved expectations for their acquisition of spoken language.

Early Literacy Development in Deaf Children

Executive function, cognitive control, and sequence learning in deaf children with cochlear implants. In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (Eds.), ... Advances in the sign language development of deaf children. New York, NY: Oxford University ...

Author: Connie Christine Mayer

Publisher: Perspectives on Deafness

ISBN: 9780199965694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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In Early Literacy Development in Deaf Children, Connie Mayer and Beverly J. Trezek provide an in-depth, evidence-based description of how young deaf children learn to read and write, with a model of literacy development that makes clear links between theory and practice.

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Schick, B. 2006 Acquiring a visually motivated language: Evidence from diverse learners. In Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children, B. Schick, M. Marschark & P.E. Spencer (eds), 102–134. Oxford: OUP.

Author: Elma Blom

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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"Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research" provides students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible and practical information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. It includes contributions on first and child/adult second language learners, language-impaired children, and on the acquisition of both spoken and signed language. Part I discusses specific experimental methods, explaining the rationale behind each one, and providing an overview of potential participants, the procedure and data-analysis, as well as advantages and disadvantages and dos and don ts. Part II focuses on comparisons across groups, addressing the theoretical, applied and methodological issues involved in such comparative work. This book will not only be of use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also to any scholars wishing to learn more about a particular research method. It is suitable as a textbook in postgraduate programs in the fields of linguistics, education and psychology."

Raising and Educating a Deaf Child

A concise guide explains the current research on the development of deaf children, urges the importance of communication with deaf children by sign language as early as possible, and provides information on resources for the deaf and their ...

Author: Marc Marschark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195376159

Category: Education

Page: 267

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A concise guide explains the current research on the development of deaf children, urges the importance of communication with deaf children by sign language as early as possible, and provides information on resources for the deaf and their parents. UP.

Encyclopedia of Language Development

Conclusion Research with children learning sign language as well as those using advanced technologies supporting spoken language has ... “Language and Literacy Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children: Successes and Challenges.

Author: Patricia J. Brooks

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 784

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The progression from newborn to sophisticated language user in just a few short years is often described as wonderful and miraculous. What are the biological, cognitive, and social underpinnings of this miracle? What major language development milestones occur in infancy? What methodologies do researchers employ in studying this progression? Why do some become adept at multiple languages while others face a lifelong struggle with just one? What accounts for declines in language proficiency, and how might such declines be moderated? Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and a couple of academic handbooks, there has been no encyclopedic reference work in this area--until now. The Encyclopedia of Language Development covers the breadth of theory and research on language development from birth through adulthood, as well as their practical application. Features: This affordable A-to-Z reference includes 200 articles that address such topic areas as theories and research tradition; biological perspectives; cognitive perspectives; family, peer, and social influences; bilingualism; special populations and disorders; and more. All articles (signed and authored by key figures in the field) conclude with cross reference links and suggestions for further reading. Appendices include a Resource Guide with annotated lists of classic books and articles, journals, associations, and web sites; a Glossary of specialized terms; and a Chronology offering an overview and history of the field. A thematic Reader’s Guide groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which includes a comprehensive index of search terms. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Language Development is a must-have reference for researchers and is ideal for library reference or circulating collections.