ERIC Number: EJ475928
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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First-Language Acquisition after Childhood Differs from Second-Language Acquisition: The Case of American Sign Language.
Mayberry, Rachel I.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v36 n6 p1258-70 Dec 1993
This study compared American Sign Language (ASL) abilities in 36 deaf adults who acquired ASL either in early childhood or in later childhood and who were born deaf or later lost their hearing. Subjects who acquired ASL as a second language after early childhood outperformed those who acquired it as a first language at the same age. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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