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The resilience of language : what gesture creation in deaf children can tell us about how all children learn language

Author: Susan Goldin-Meadow
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Psychology Press, 2003.
Series: Essays in developmental psychology.
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Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all. Would such a child be able to invent a language on her own? Despite what one might guess, the children described in this book make it  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Goldin-Meadow
ISBN: 1841690260 9781841690261
OCLC Number: 50773202
Description: xxi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The problem of language-learning --
out of the mouths of babes --
how do children learn language --
language-learning aross the globe --
language-learning by hand --
does more or less input matter --
language development without a language model --
background on deafness and language-learning --
how do we begin --
words --
parts of words --
combining words into simple sentences --
making complex sentences out of simple ones: recursion --
building a system --
beyond the here and now: the function gesture serves --
how might hearing parents foster gesture --
creation in their deaf children --
gesture creation across the globe --
conditions that foster language and language learning --
how do the resilient properties of language help children learn language --
when does gesture become language --
is language innate --
resilience of language.
Series Title: Essays in developmental psychology.
Responsibility: Susan Goldin-Meadow.

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