The Development of Nicaraguan Sign Language via the Language Acquisition Process

Autor/a: SENGHAS, Ann
Año: 1995
Editorial: Boston: Cascadilla Press, 1995
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


One of the central goals in research on language acquisition is to discover what knowledge and abilities children bring to the learning situation. Never before in the history of language research has there been a better opportunity to ask this question as the current situation in Nicaragua, where young children deprived of exposure to any language are inventing a new one. The present study examines how this first generation of signers is imposing grammatical structure on their sign language as it develops.
En: MACLAUGHLIN, D.; MCEWEN, S.  (eds.): Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development (1995) pp. 543-552.