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ERIC Number: EJ1174224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Case Studies of Multilingual/Multicultural Asian Deaf Adults: Strategies for Success
Wang, Qiuying; Andrews, Jean; Liu, Hsiu Tan; Liu, Chun Jung
American Annals of the Deaf, v161 n1 p67-88 2016
Case studies of adult d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners (DMLs) are few, especially studies of DMLs who learn more than one sign language and read logographic and alphabetic scripts. To reduce this paucity, two descriptive case studies are presented. Written questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, and self-appraisals of language-use rubrics were used to explore (a) the language and literacy histories of two adult Asian DMLs who had learned multiple languages: Chinese (spoken/written), English (written), Chinese Sign Language, and American Sign Language; and (b) how each language was used in different cultural communities with diverse conversational partners. Home literacy environment, family support, visual access to languages, peer and sibling support, role models, encouragement, perseverance, and Deaf identity all played vital roles in the participants' academic success. The findings provide insights into the acquisition of multiple languages and bi-literacy through social communication and academic content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Singapore; District of Columbia; Texas
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