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Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide; Guldenoglu, Birkan – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
The central aim of this study was to clarify whether sign language (SL) nativeness is a significant factor in determining prelingually deaf individuals' reading skills and whether its contribution is modified by the reader's orthographic background. A second aim was to elucidate similarities and differences between native and nonnative signers in…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Reading Skills, Correlation
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Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide; Guldenoglu, Birkan; Rathmann, Christian; Kubus, Okan; Hauser, Peter; Spurgeon, Erin – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
This study aims to enhance understanding of the factors underlying variance in the reading comprehension skills of prelingually deaf individuals. Participants were 213 sixth through tenth graders with prelingual deafness recruited from four orthographic backgrounds (Hebrew, Arabic, English, and German) and allocated to three distinct reading…
Descriptors: Deafness, Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Semantics
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Miller, Paul – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2009
The main objective of this study was to unveil similarities and differences in the word reading strategies of orally raised individuals with prelingual deafness and hearing individuals. Relevant data were gathered by a computerized research paradigm asking participants to make rapid same/different judgments for words. There were three distinct…
Descriptors: Deafness, High School Students, Graduate Students, Control Groups
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Miller, Paul – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the nature and efficiency of the strategies used by prelingually deafened native signers for the temporary retention of written words with reference to a primary language-coding hypothesis (M. A. Shand, 1982). For the gathering of the data, participants were shown lists of serially presented written…
Descriptors: Memory, Memorization, Control Groups, Sign Language
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Miller, Paul – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2006
This study represents an attempt to determine the nature and efficiency of the strategies used by prelingually deafened individuals for the recognition of written words with reference to an orthographic self-teaching concept (D. L. Share, 1995). A research paradigm asking the participants to make categorical judgments for real words and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Phonology, Decoding (Reading), Orthographic Symbols
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Miller, Paul – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2002
A study of 27 students with deafness raised by hearing parents who advocated a strict oral approach, 22 students with deafness who used Israeli Sign Language, and 39 controls, found both the controls and participants with prelingual deafness who were trained to communicate orally recoded visually presented target words phonologically. (Contains…
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Influence