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Published: 02 September 2005

412 Pages | 35 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195180947

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Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children

Brenda Schick, Marc Marschark, and Patricia Elizabeth Spencer

Perspectives on Deafness

The contributors to this volume are leading scholars and researchers of the acquisition and development of sign languages. The authors provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, and the processes of semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic development in sign. They address theoretical as well as applied questions, often with a focus on aspects of language that are (or perhaps or not) related to the modality of the language.