Evidence for First-Language Attrition of Russian Sign Language among Immigrants to Israel

Autor/a: YOEL, Judith
Año: 2007
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


People who immigrate to another country where the citizens speak a different language stand a good chance of losing some of their first-language skills. Often perceived as simply forgetting or regression, such loss is known as natural language attrition.¹ Linguistic research has proven beyond a doubt that signed languages are natural modes of communication that possess linguistic properties. This chapter discusses the ways in which Deaf people who immigrate from one country to another lose their native language skills over time when contact occurs between signed languages.

En D. Quinto-Pozos (Ed.), Sign Languages in Contact.