What can learning diaries tell us about sign language learning?

Año: 2010
Editorial: Bristol: Centre for Deaf Studies, Universidad de Bristol, 2010
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-0-9566742-0-3
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje, Lingüística, Formación


Learning fiaries have long been used as a research tool in the study of second language acquisition (SLA). However, since Applied Sign Linguistics is a youg field, typical SLA research methods have not yet been fully implemented onto its study. Thus, this paper presents an investigation on sign language learning through sign language learner's diaries. We worked with two different groups of students at a university level: 56 undergraduate learners studying Translation and Interpreting and 42 school teachers taking graduates courses on Education. Both groups participated in the course "Introduction to Spanish Sign Language", and had a hearing teacher for the theoretical aspects of sign languages as well as a deaf instructor for the practical teaching of the Lengua de Signos Española.

En: Mertzani, María (ed.). "Sign Language Teaching and Learning" (2010) pp. 86 – 92.