By Gary Morgan, Bencie Woll
Because the first publication of its variety, this quantity with contributions from many popular students brings jointly the most fresh unique paintings on signal language acquisition in little ones studying numerous assorted signed languages (i.e., Brazilian signal Language, American SL, SL of the Netherlands, British SL, SL of Nicaragua, and Italian SL). furthermore, the quantity addresses methodological and theoretical concerns in either signal language study and baby language improvement normally. The publication comprises either evaluation chapters addressing issues of normal drawback within the research of signal lang. Read more...
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Volterra and Iverson reported relevant data from a sample of one-year-old children, all of whom were hearing and exposed only to spoken language. On average, the children demonstrated competence with twice as many gestures as words, and gestures were found to appear at approximately the same age as children’s ﬁrst words, 10–13 months. These ﬁndings were taken as support for augmented gestural repertoires rather than a sign advantage and a refutation of ﬁndings from the Bonvillian studies. The hearing children studied by Bonvillian and his colleagues, however, had been exposed primarily to sign language by their deaf parents.
The diﬀerence is in the analysis focus. 67, 38, 80, 123 4 Handshape 4 children: Lucas/2;8/M Carla/2;8/F Marina/4;9/F Marcelo/5;9/M Karnopp (1994) LIBRAS Deaf Location, Handshape, Movement 7 Location Location, Handshape, Movement Handshape Handshape Focus 1 child: SJ (1;0–2;1)F (longitudinal) 17, 34, 56, 151, 186, 176, 184 23, 31, 18, 31, 51, 46, between 5 and 14, 16, 139, 93 depends on the children 85–200 1 Session Marentette (1995) ASL 1 both deaf 1 deaf mother and hearing father; 1 deaf father and hearing mother Deaf – Number of Signs Handshape Hearing 1 deaf 8 hearing Deaf Deaf Parents Bonvillian & Siedlecki (1997) ASL Bonvillian & Siedlecki (1996) ASL one child: Pola 2;7 F Boyes-Braem (1973/1990) ASL Deaf Informant/Age/Sex Children Author/Year/Language Table 1.
Dependence model of sign language phonology. Major Place 2 Manner (straight, arc, circle) Major Place 1 Major Place 0 Setting a b Figure 2. The internal structure of Major Place. Path movement of the hand is analysed in terms of two Setting locations, specifying the beginning and the end of a (path) movement. Thus, in this model, there is no primitive unit Movement (as in Sandler 1989). To express diﬀerent kinds of movement, van der Hulst (1995: 26) uses three coordinates: high/low, ipsilateral/contralateral and near/far.
Directions in sign language acquisition by Gary Morgan, Bencie Woll