American Sign Language Research

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Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children

A Bilingual Introduction

This video textbook offers an accessible introduction to first, second, and bilingual language acquisition, focusing on sign languages as the primary frame of reference. Signed entirely in American Sign ...

Learning American Sign Language in High School

Motivation, Strategies, and Achievement

1st Edition

Reflecting the exponential growth of college courses offering American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language, high schools have followed suit with significant increases in ASL classes during the past ...

Signs and Wonders

Religious Rhetoric and the Preservation of Sign Language

1st Edition

Current academic discourse frequently understates the role of religion in the development of the American Deaf community. In her new study, Tracy Ann Morse effects a sharp course correction by delineating ...

American Sign Language and Early Literacy

A Model Parent-Child Program

1st Edition

The usual definition of the term “literacy” generally corresponds with mastering the reading and writing of a spoken language. This narrow scope often engenders unsubstantiated claims that print literacy ...

Seeing Language in Sign

The Work of William C. Stokoe

1st Edition

In 1955 William C. Stokoe arrived at Gallaudet College (later Gallaudet University) to teach English where he was first exposed to deaf people signing. While most of his colleagues dismissed signing as ...