Language impairments in sign language: breakthroughs and puzzles

Autor/a: MORGAN, Gary; HERMAN, Rosalind, WOLL, Bencie
Año: 2010
Editorial: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 42(1): 97-105
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje, Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos


Specific language impairment has previously solely been documented for children acquiring spoken languages, despite informal reports of deaf children with possible sign language disorder. The paper reports the case of a deaf child exposed to British Sign Language (BSL) from birth, who has significant developmental deficits in the comprehension and production of BSL grammar based on formal assessment and linguistic analyses of his sign communication in comparison with age-matched unimpaired signers.