ERIC Number: EJ542863
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Young Children's Acquisition of the Handshape Aspect of American Sign Language Signs: Parental Report Findings.
Siedlecki, Theodore, Jr.; Bonvillian, John D.
Applied Psycholinguistics, v18 n1 p17-39 Mar 1997
Examined longitudinally the handshape aspect of American Sign Language signs in young children of deaf parents. Parents demonstrated on videotape how the children formed the different signs. Findings reveal that four basic handshapes predominated in early sign production, and that the part of the hand involved in contacting a sign's location often affected the accuracy of the handshapes produced. (46 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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