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LINGUIST List 16.1398

Mon May 02 2005

Books: Lang Acquisition, Dutch/Dutch Sign Lang: Bogaerde

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        1.    K. van den Heuvel, Input and Interaction in Deaf Families: Bogaerde

Message 1: Input and Interaction in Deaf Families: Bogaerde
Date: 02-May-2005
From: K. van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Input and Interaction in Deaf Families: Bogaerde

Title: Input and Interaction in Deaf Families
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 35
Published: 2005
Publisher: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: Beppie van den Bogaerde, Leiden University
Electronic: ISBN: 9076864012 Pages: 345 Price: U.S. $ free
Paperback: ISBN: 9076864012 Pages: 345 Price: Europe EURO 22.13

This thesis describes the sign and spoken language input offered by four
deaf mothers to three deaf and three hearing children and relates this
input to the language acquisition of the children between the ages of one
and three years. These deaf mothers offer their children language in a way
that reflects the hearing status of the children. The deaf children are
mainly offered Sign Language of the Netherlands (SLN), and very little
Dutch; the hearing children are offered SLN and Dutch, but also to a large
degree a mixed mode, consisting of simultaneously signed and spoken lexical
elements. This mixed mode is also sometimes present in the input to the
deaf children, but to a much lesser extent.

The deaf children are acquiring SLN, but their acquisition of Dutch has not
really got underway; they produce just some (proto)words. The fact that
spoken language is only partly accessible to deaf children of course also
plays a role here. The hearing children produce SLN, Dutch and also a mixed

The accessibility of the language offered and produced is explored, showing
that these young children have good access to the sign language but the
deaf children a more limited visual access to the spoken language. The
three language modes used in the input and output are described in detail
on three levels: lexical, functional and structural, for the six
mother-child dyads. There is considerable influence of the input to be seen
in the output of the children both quantitatively and qualitatively but
there are also interesting exceptions. The hearing status of the children
is also shown to influence the input in different ways.

This study has theoretical implications for the role of input in language
acquisition but also practical implications for parents and teachers of
deaf children.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Dutch Sign Language (DSE)
                            Dutch (DUT)

Written In: English (ENG )

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