Bilingualism and Deafness: On Language Contact in the by Carolina Plaza-Pust

By Carolina Plaza-Pust

This e-book examines sociolinguistic, academic and psycholinguistic components that form the trail to signal bilingualism in deaf members and contributes to a greater figuring out of the explicit features of one of those bilingualism that's neither territorial nor normally the results of parent-to-child transmission. The evolution of signal bilingualism on the person point is mentioned from a developmental linguistics viewpoint at the foundation of a longitudinal research of deaf freshmen' bilingual acquisition of German signal language (DGS) and German. 

The case reviews integrated during this quantity provide designated insights into bilingual deaf newbies’ signal language and written language productions, and the subtle nature of the bilingual competence they reach. Commonalities and changes among signal bilingual language improvement in deaf beginners and language improvement in different language acquisition eventualities are pointed out at the foundation of a dynamic version of swap within the evolution of (learner) language, with a spotlight at the position of language touch within the organization of multilingual wisdom and the scope of inter- and intra-individual version in learner grammars. in lots of respects, as turns into obvious in the course of the chapters of this paintings, signal bilingualism represents not just a problem but in addition a source. Given this cross-disciplinary viewpoint, the insights on bilingualism and deafness during this quantity should be of curiosity to quite a lot of researchers and pros.

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