Acquiring English as a second language via print: the task for deaf children

Cognition, Volume 132, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 229-242.

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Abstract:

Only a minority of profoundly deaf children read at age-level. We contend this reflects cognitive and linguistic impediments from lack of exposure to a natural language in early childhood, as well as the inherent difficulty of learning English only through the written modality. Yet some deaf children do acquire English via print. The curr...More

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