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Chan, Yi-Chih; Yang, You-Jhen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2018
This study aims to explore early reading comprehension in Chinese-speaking children with hearing loss (HL) by examining character recognition and linguistic comprehension. Twenty-five children with HL received three measures relevant to character reading: phonological awareness (PA), morphological awareness (MA), and character recognition; two…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Chinese, Hearing Impairments, Reading Comprehension
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Liu, Hsiu Tan; Squires, Bonita; Liu, Chun Jung – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
We can gain a better understanding of short-term memory processes by studying different language codes and modalities. Three experiments were conducted to investigate: (a) Taiwanese Sign Language (TSL) digit spans in Chinese/TSL hearing bilinguals (n = 32); (b) American Sign Language (ASL) digit spans in English/ASL hearing bilinguals (n = 15);…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Adults
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Schembri, Adam; Jones, Caroline; Burnham, Denis – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2005
Recent research into signed languages indicates that signs may share some properties with gesture, especially in the use of space in classifier constructions. A prediction of this proposal is that there will be similarities in the representation of motion events by sign-naive gesturers and by native signers of unrelated signed languages. This…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Verbs, Contrastive Linguistics