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ERIC Number: EJ793849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
The Use of Repair Strategies: Bilingual Deaf Children Using Sign Language and Spoken Language
Most, Tova
American Annals of the Deaf, v148 n4 p308-314 Fall 2003
The language effects on repair strategies employed by 7 bilingual deaf children (native signers who also used spoken language) was examined. During two sessions--one conducted in sign language and the other in spoken language--each child described a picture. The examiner stopped the child twice to request clarification. The children's responses to the requests were coded into seven repair strategies. Results indicated that language mode significantly influenced repair strategy behavior: In sign language, the children used a greater frequency, variety, and level of strategies. The position of the clarification request also had an effect: Later in the sequence, the children used more advanced strategies. It was assumed that these native signers evidenced a higher language level in sign, which allowed them to use more advanced communicational strategies in sign than in spoken language. This performance gap should be considered in intervention. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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