Advances in the sign-language development of Deaf children

Autor/a: SCHICK, Brenda; MARSCHARK, Marc; SPENCER, Patricia E.
Año: 2005
Editorial: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005
Colección: Perspectives on Deafness
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 9780195180947
Soporte: Papel


Educación, Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje


Humans' first languages may have been expressed through sign. Today, sign languages have been found around the world, including communities that do not have access to education or literacy. In addition to serving as a primary medium of communication for deaf communities, they have become among the most popular choices for second language study by hearing students. The status of sign languages as complex and complete languages that are clearly the linguistic "equal" of spoken languages is no longer questioned. Research on the characteristics of visual languages has blossomed since the 1960s, and careful study of deaf children's development of sign language skills is pursued to obtain information to promote deaf children's development.