ERIC Number: EJ526032
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Language Codes and Sense-Making among Deaf Schoolchildren.
Maxwell, Madeline M.; Doyle, Jeanne
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v1 n2 p122-36 Spr 1996
As most deaf individuals experience two languages (American Sign Language, English) and three modalities (sign, speech, print), this article describes code variations and adaptations in particular situations at a school for the deaf. Most language was mixed in both code and mode; such mixing was seen to be a strategy which uniquely adapts linguistic resources to communication needs. (DB)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Communication (Thought Transfer), Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Expressive Language, Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Learning Modalities, Manual Communication, Multisensory Learning, Speech Communication, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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