Resilience of Language What Gesture Creation in Deaf Children Can Tell Us about How All Children Learn Language
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
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|