Resilience of Language What Gesture Creation in Deaf Children Can Tell Us about How All Children Learn Language

ISBN-10: 1841694363

ISBN-13: 9781841694368

Edition: 2005

Authors: Susan Goldin-Meadow

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Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all. Would such a child be able to invent a language on her own? The deaf children whose methods of communication are described in this book make it clear that the answer to this question is 'yes'.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Susan Goldin-Meadow is Professor of Psychology and an affiliate of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago.

Accompanying Website of Video Clips
The Problem of Language-Learning
Out of the Mouths of Babes
How Do Children Learn Language?
Language-Learning Across the Globe
Language-Learning by Hand
Does More or Less Input Matter?
Language Development Without A Language Model
Background on Deafness and Language-Learning
How Do We Begin?
The Parts of Words
Combining Words Into Simple Sentences
Making Complex Sentences out of Simple Ones: Recursion
Building a System
Beyond the Here-and-Now: The Functions Gesture Serves
How Might Hearing Parents Foster Gesture Creation in Their Deaf Children?
Gesture Creation Across the Globe
The Conditions that Foster Language and Language-Learning
How Do the Resilient Properties of Language Help Children Learn Language?
When Does Gesture Become Language?
Is Language Innate?
The Resilience of Language
Author Index
Subject Index
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