ERIC Number: ED332533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To See: American Sign Language as a Second Language. Language in Education: Theory and Practice 76.
Wilcox, Sherman; Wilcox, Phyllis
During the last decade, the study of American Sign Language (ASL) as a second language has become enormously popular. More and more schools and universities recognize the important role that ASL can play in foreign language education. This monograph provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and structure of ASL, to the Deaf community and the culture of the Deaf people, to the methods of teaching ASL as a second language, and to the many issues facing the field of ASL instruction. Extensive information is offered to help the ASL student understand the language in its cultural context and to help ASL educators and program administrators design an appropriate plan of instruction for ASL as a second language. (VWL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.