Abstract

A 4-year-old deaf girl of hearing parents was observed during communication with (a) adults, (b) an infant, and (c) a deaf peer. In order to assure meaningful communication, this girl who had the advantage of early exposure to communication in signs modified and altered her way of signing, depending on who was being addressed.

This study serves as an illustration of the language competence attainable for deaf children when opportunities for early communication are granted.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
pp. 411-416
Launched on MUSE
2013-04-22
Open Access
No
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