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Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S.; Figueroa, Daileen M. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2017
Two key areas of language development include semantic and phonological knowledge. Semantic knowledge relates to word and concept knowledge. Phonological knowledge relates to how language parameters combine to create meaning. We investigated signing deaf adults' and children's semantic and phonological sign generation via one-minute tasks,…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Acquisition, Phonological Awareness, Adults
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Qi, Sen; Mitchell, Ross E. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
The first large-scale, nationwide academic achievement testing program using Stanford Achievement Test (Stanford) for deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the United States started in 1969. Over the past three decades, the Stanford has served as a benchmark in the field of deaf education for assessing student academic achievement. However, the…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Educational Testing, Deafness, Academic Achievement
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Winton, Samantha M.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou; Gobble, Mark E. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2011
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) often need accommodations to participate in large-scale standardized assessments. One way to bridge the gap between the language of the test (English) and a student's linguistic background (often including American Sign Language [ASL]) is to present test items in ASL. The specific aim of this project…
Descriptors: Test Items, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Standardized Tests
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Myers, Shirley Shultz; Fernandes, Jane K. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2010
The focus and concerns establishing Deaf Studies in the 1970s have rigidified into a reactive stance toward changing historical conditions and the variety of deaf lives today. This critique analyzes the theoretical foundation of this stance: a tendency to downplay established research in the field of Deaf Studies and linguistics, the employment of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Deafness, Linguistic Theory, Models
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Kusters, Annelies – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2010
Martha's Vineyard--an island off the East Coast of the United States--is known as a community where "everyone signed" for several hundred years, a utopia in the eyes of many Deaf people. Currently, there exist around the world a number of small similar "shared signing communities," for example, in Mexico, Bali, Israel, and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Sociocultural Patterns
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Mitchell, Ross E. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2006
The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is one of a few national surveys that regularly collects data identifying the American population of persons with hearing loss or deafness. Estimates from the SIPP indicate that fewer than 1 in 20 Americans are currently deaf or hard of hearing. In round numbers, nearly 10,000,000 persons are…
Descriptors: Deafness, National Surveys, Partial Hearing, Data Collection
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Paul, Peter V. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2006
This article is a response to "Blue Listerine, Parochialism, and ASL Literacy" (Czubek, 2006). The author presents his views on the concepts of literacy and the new and multiple literacies. In addition, the merits of print literacy and other types of literacies are discussed. Although the author agrees that there is an American Sign…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Literacy, Cognitive Ability
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Mitchell, Ross E.; Karchmer, Michael A. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2004
This paper investigates the importance of knowing whether or not deaf and hard-of-hearing students have one or more deaf or hard-of-hearing parents. As noted by Mitchell and Karchmer (2004), deaf and hard-of-hearing school-age children and youth in the United States with at least one parent identified as "hearing impaired" are nearly…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Parents, Deafness, American Sign Language