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ERIC Number: EJ870128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
Contemporary Reflections on Speech-Based Language Learning
Gustafson, Marianne
Volta Review, v109 n2-3 p143-153 Fall-Win 2009
In "The Relation of Language to Mental Development and of Speech to Language Teaching," S.G. Davidson displayed several timeless insights into the role of speech in developing language and reasons for using speech as the basis for instruction for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. His understanding that speech includes more than merely accurate production and perception of sounds and words was quite remarkable. He recognized the linguistic value of prosodic elements such as phrasing, emphasis, and inflection, and distinguished between the ability to understand the meaning of these suprasegmentals versus facility in producing them. In this article, the author shares her thoughts on Davidson's article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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