ERIC Number: EJ502998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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When in London...: Differences in Disability Language Preferences among English-Speaking Countries.
Fernald, C. D.
Mental Retardation, v33 n2 p99-103 Apr 1995
Language standards of 26 disability organizations in 4 English-speaking countries (United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and United States) were surveyed for similarities and differences. Usage of terminology such as "mental handicap,""learning disability,""mental retardation,""developmental disability," and "intellectual disability" is examined; and recommendations to facilitate cross-cultural communication are offered. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Ireland; United Kingdom; United States