Lessons to be learned from young deaf orthographers

Autor/a: PADDEN, Carol
Año: 1993
Editorial: Linguistics and Education, Nº 5 (1993) pp. 71-86
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación, Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje


In the study reported here, the nonstandard spellings produced in free-writing samples by young deaf children ages 4 to 10 years were analyzed. The forms of spellings revealed a different analysis of the English orthographic system. Instead of the pervasive sound - symbol analysis of most hearing children, the deaf children produced qualitatively different attemps. Their attemps cannot be entirely accounted for as "visual"; instead, many can be characterized as freatural, involving letters as units, and freatures of letters spanning over more than one letter, such as position and quantity.