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  • Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

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    Fernald analyzed the first 32 families of the 120 the program will enroll. Before the end of their first year, children engage in pseudo-language, babbling that mimics the native language in its intonation and form. This is often called the vocabulary explosion (Berk, 2004). The linguistic nativist's theory views our acquisition of grammatical competence as a simple matter — one that can be described at one level of explanation, and in terms of a single kind of process.
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  • Crossing the Divide: Representations of Deafness in

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    Written communication and any other form of indirect communication thus depend on correct use of grammar or syntax, as well as of vocabulary and spelling, in order to ensure that messages are immediately comprehensible to the reader, and not meaningless or ambiguous. Sign language is but one small aspect of Deaf culture. Adults infrequently correct children's speech at all, and when they do they correct the truthfulness of the content more than the form of the expression. Instead, there are multiple standards that emerge from fluid communication contexts.
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  • Pearl Weekley's Universal Book of Sign Language for Doctors

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    McGonigle, B., Chalmers, M., and Dickinson, A. (2003). “Concurrent disjoint and reciprocal classification by Cebus apella in seriation tasks: evidence for hierarchical organization”, Animal Cognition Vol. 6, No. 3: 185-197. In stories, however, ordering is malleable, since one can choose to sequence the events either in the order in which they occurred or in the order in which one found out about them. However, the term has not been used much in this chapter deliberately. 'Acquisition' suggests to many parents, educators, and linguists that language is a commodity, that language can be acquired the way that other 'skills' (such as learning a sport) are acquired — by dividing the task into its components and practicing each component (perhaps independently of the rest of the child's language needs) until it is mastered in itself.
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  • 108 Word Search Puzzles with The American Sign Language

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    When we published the ABC Chinese-English Dictionary from Hawaii in 1996, the original American edition had this definition for Lin Biao: "veteran Communist military leader; Mao Zedong's designated successor until his mysterious death". Keep in mind that it’s just a different way to think about forming words. Like in any language, you are required to study a few tables to get the gist of how conjugations work, but I find the complexities in Spanish’s conjugation to be much more diverse and found Hungarian’s to be very logical and predictable, even after taking “exceptions” into account.
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  • Through Indian Sign Language: The Fort Sill Ledgers of Hugh

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    For example, Japanese children lose the ability to discriminate English /r/ and /l/ (Kuhl et al., 1997b). Muller et al. 1999, for instance, document significant relearning of language, together with increased right-hemisphere involvement in language tasks, after left-hemisphere lesions in both children (<10) years) and adults (>20 years). The first thing you need is a good Spanish-English dictionary. Perhaps the most useful example is the recoding of audible speech into visible writing.
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  • Lend Me Your Ear

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    If you're one of them, you can find the words you need on the Internet, in a sign language dictionary. They may be able to produce signs, but not put them in the correct grammatical configurations. Daily Grammar is sponsored by Yeah Write for Windows, an easy-to-use word processor. We do not recommend this web-site for slow machines; in fact, the bigger your monitor and the faster your computer and connection, the more satisfying this experience will be. Instead of having a literal meaning, it does something — conveying an attitude — just like the -ed ending conveys past tense rather than “meaning” anything.
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  • American Sign Language Green Books, A Student's Text Units

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    As unethical (and unscientific) as those studies were, they do bear witness to the enormous desire people have felt to study children's language development as a way to discover and illuminate human nature. The difference is the Japanese don't seem to regard this as something to get pissed off about (they don't recognize one as being more true or honest than the other, but as simply two sides of reality ).
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  • The American Sign Language Alphabet: Letters A-Z, Numbers

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    Why don't we all speak the same language? A variety of terms distinguish the kinds of languages and vocabularies that exist outside the mainstream of standard, formal language. The youngsters who received more child-directed speech processed language more efficiently and learned words more quickly, she reported. Additionally, Penny would always "speak" the words as she signed them. We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves. ~John Locke Language forces us to perceive the world as man presents it to us. ~Julia Penelope The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant.
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  • Evolving Paradigms in Interpreter Education (The Interpreter

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    In ASL, a declarative and the corresponding yes-no question consist of the same signs in the same order. Therefore, children must have the opportunity to interact socially for language to develop adequately. Yet even though the grammar of (a) is the form of a question that could be answered by yes or no, we do not mean it to be interpreted as a question, nor do we expect it to be interpreted by the dean as a yes/no question. (Indeed, if the dean answered "No," we could most likely interpret the response as either an attempt at humor or an act of hostility.) Other markers of politeness in (a) are the speaker's request for permission to speak (Pardon me) and the vocative (sir).
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  • Sign Babies ASL Flash Cards, Set Three: Animals

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    The rule states that the child's sentence has one of only four possible structures. At the first word stage, Velten (1943) found that the entire sound inventory of his daughter Joan consisted of /p/, /t/, /f/, /s/, /m/, /n/, /w/, /u/, and /a/. Nonetheless, the non-occurrence of a string, suitably interpreted in the light of other linguistic information, can constitute negative evidence and provide learners with reason to reject overgeneral grammars.