ERIC Number: ED219916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Sign Language and the Learning of Swedish by Deaf Children (Project TSD).
Jansson, Karin, Ed.
School Research Newsletter, n2 Mar 1982
A project in Sweden focuses on the early linguistic development of preschool deaf children in families where the parents are also deaf. The School for the Deaf in Sweden is involved with describing the Swedish language as it appears to a deaf learner, a description to be used as a basis for teacher training and inservice in the teaching of the deaf. Swedish taught to the deaf should be imparted in sign language with the written mode as a complement to the "spoken" mode of sign language. There is a need for a written Swedish as an independent system since the available descriptions of Swedish (upon which the deaf rely) treat written Swedish as an (imperfect) representation of spoken Swedish. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Skoloverstyrelsen National Board of Education, Stockholm (Sweden).