ERIC Number: ED107001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Acquisition of Sign Language in Deaf Children of Deaf Parents: Progress Report. Research Report No. 65.
Hoffmeister, Robert; And Others
Data on the natural acquisition of sign language occurring in deaf children of deaf parents were obtained through observation of 10 deaf children (9- to 75-months-old). Short biographical sketches were compiled for each S from the parents' family history. The children tested on a cortical audiometer as severely to profoundly hearing impaired. Over a 2-year period, a data base of 80 video tapes and 4,855 utterances has been established. Four analyses of the data have been begun on such topics as the pointing actions of a 3-year-old and the use of negation by a 2- and a 3-year-old child. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.