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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1993 21:11:43 -Oral language acquisition by hearing children of deaf parents
From: M Lynne Murphy <lynnelees.cogsci.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Oral language acquisition by hearing children of deaf parents

Now that the responses have died down, here's the summary of responses to
my query on oral language acquisition by hearing children of
deaf parents (HCDs or CODAs--Child of Deaf Adults: you learn a new
acronym every day!).

I gratefully acknowledge responses from: Peter Bakker, John Cowan, Karen
Emmorey, Susan Ervin-Tripp, Steven Hardy, Robert Hoffmeister, J Jewitt, Bill
McKellin, Christine Monikowski, Jill Morford, Dave Moskovitz, Therese
Shellabarger, Jenny Singleton, Beppie van den Bogaerde

I also followed the suggestion from many respondents to re-post the query
to the SLLING-L list (sign language linguistics), and received a lot of
response. The funniest thing is, that I got almost no repetition among the
responses. (Hey--wasn't someone on LINGUIST looking for "The thing is..."
sentences? That was spontaneous, I swear.)

Since I am not a member of the SLLING list, please do not post responses
to me there, but send to me directly. Further additions and corrections are
welcomed.

The student of mine who needed this info is very, very grateful. Thanks to
all.

M. Lynne Murphy
Dept. of Linguistics, U of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign
lynnecogsci.uiuc.edu

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SUMMARY OF RESOURCES ON ORAL LANGUAGE ACQUISITION BY HEARING CHILDREN OF
DEAF PARENTS

WRITTEN SOURCES
Bakker, Peter. Autonomous Languages. Amsterdam: Publikaties van het
 Instituut voor Algemene Taalwtenschap.
(short chapter dealing with either hearing kids of deaf parents or
deaf kids of hearing parents)

Feldman, Diane Dyer. 1974. A comparative examination of language ability
 of preschool hearing children of deaf and of hearing parents.
 Dissertation.

Johnson, JM, RV Watkins, and ML Rice. 1992. Bimodal bilingual language
 development in a hearing child of deaf parents. Applied Psycho-
 linguistics 13:1.31-52.

Jones and Quigley. 1979. The Acquisition of Question Formation....
 Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders.

Maestas y Moores. Early Linguistic Environments. Sign Language Studies 26.

Mayberry, R. 1976. An assessment of some oral and manual skills of hearing
 children of deaf parents. American Annals of the Deaf.

Prinz, PM & EA Prinz. 1979. Simultaneous acquisition of ASL and spoken
 English (in a hearing child of a deaf mother and hearing father,
 phase I). Sign Language Studies 25:283-296.

Prinz, PM & EA Prinz. 1981. Simultaneous aquisition of ASL and spoken
 English (phase II). Sign Language Studies 30:78-88.

Schiff-Meyers, N. Hearing Children of Deaf Parents. In D. Bishop & K.
 Mogford (eds.), Language Development in Exceptional Circumstances.
 Edinburgh: Churchull Livingstone.
Includes extensive literature list.

Schiff and Ventry. 1976. Communication problems in hearing children of
 deaf parents. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders.

Todd, Peyton. 1972. From sign language to speech: Delay language
 acquisition of a hearing child of deaf parents. Doctoral
 dissertation, UC Berkeley.
(concerns hearing child with especially limited access to speech due to
being home-bound by illness. native in ASL, with some idiosyncrasies in
English that could represent transfer from ASL)

SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES
MLA CDROM Database
Psychlit MSDOS Database

OTHER PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE WRITTEN ON THE TOPIC
Paul Devillers (Smith College, works on oral language in Deaf kids of Deaf
 parents)
Kathryn Meadow
Paul Preston (Medical Anthropology, UCSF--just finished thesis related to
 this topic & has an article coming out in Social Science and Medicine)
Boyce Rennsberger (education reporter who is child of deaf parents--may
 have written on his experience)
Hilde Schlesinger
Jenny Singleton (Psych prof at UI/Urbana-Champaign, psycholinguist specializing
 in sign languages, hearing child of deaf parents)
Ronnie Wilbur (Purdue)

OTHER RESOURCES
CODA (Children of Deaf Adults)
c/o Millie Brother (founder)
PO Box 30715
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

KODA at Maryland School for the Deaf (Kids of Deaf Adults--for CODAs who
haven't grown up yet)

"Hearing and Deaf Children of Deaf Families" Research Project at Bristol
(Jim Kyle, J. Ackerman, Bencie Woll)
Jim Kyle
Centre for Deaf Studies
School for Educ. Res. Unit
Univ. of Bristol
22 Berkeley Square
BS8 IHP
UNITED KINGDOM

Language Aquisition of deaf & hearing children in Deaf families research
Beppie van den Bogaerde
Institute for General Linguistics
Univesity of Amsterdam
1012 VT Amsterdam
NETHERLANDS
tel. 020-5253835
e-mail: beppiealf.let.uva.nl
fax: (0)20-5253052
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