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Brozdowski, Chris; Secora, Kristen; Emmorey, Karen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
In ASL spatial classifier expressions, the location of the hands in signing space depicts the relative position of described objects. When objects are physically present, the arrangement of the hands maps to the observed position of objects in the world (Shared Space). For non-present objects, interlocutors must perform a mental transformation to…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Spatial Ability, Perspective Taking, Comprehension
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Scott, Jessica A.; Hoffmeister, Robert J. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2018
Academic English is an essential literacy skill area for success in post-secondary education and in many work environments. Despite its importance, academic English is understudied with deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students. Nascent research in this area suggests that academic English, alongside American Sign Language (ASL) fluency, may play an…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Academic Discourse, Bilingual Students
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Priestley, Karen; Enns, Charlotte; Arbuckle, Shauna – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2018
Bimodal-bilingual programs are emerging as one way to meet broader needs and provide expanded language, educational and social-emotional opportunities for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (Marschark, M., Tang, G. & Knoors, H. (Eds). (2014). "Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education." New York, NY: Oxford University Press;…
Descriptors: Deafness, Special Schools, Foreign Countries, Partial Hearing
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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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Quinto-Pozos, David; Singleton, Jenny L.; Hauser, Peter C. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2017
This article describes the case of a deaf native signer of American Sign Language (ASL) with a specific language impairment (SLI). School records documented normal cognitive development but atypical language development. Data include school records; interviews with the child, his mother, and school professionals; ASL and English evaluations; and a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Impairments, Deafness, American Sign Language
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Williams, Joshua T.; Stone, Adam; Newman, Sharlene D. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2017
Cognitive mechanisms for sign language lexical access are fairly unknown. This study investigated whether phonological similarity facilitates lexical retrieval in sign languages using measures from a new lexical database for American Sign Language. Additionally, it aimed to determine which similarity metric best fits the present data in order to…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Phonology, Lexicology, Repetition
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Hauser, Peter C.; Paludneviciene, Raylene; Riddle, Wanda; Kurz, Kim B.; Emmorey, Karen; Contreras, Jessica – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
The American Sign Language Comprehension Test (ASL-CT) is a 30-item multiple-choice test that measures ASL receptive skills and is administered through a website. This article describes the development and psychometric properties of the test based on a sample of 80 college students including deaf native signers, hearing native signers, deaf…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Comprehension, Multiple Choice Tests, Receptive Language
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Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
This article presents results of a longitudinal study of receptive American Sign Language (ASL) skills for a large portion of the student body at a residential school for the deaf across four consecutive years. Scores were analyzed by age, gender, parental hearing status, years attending the residential school, and presence of a disability (i.e.,…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Special Schools, Residential Schools
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Williams, Joshua T.; Newman, Sharlene D. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
The roles of visual sonority and handshape markedness in sign language acquisition and production were investigated. In Experiment 1, learners were taught sign-nonobject correspondences that varied in sign movement sonority and handshape markedness. Results from a sign-picture matching task revealed that high sonority signs were more accurately…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Nonverbal Communication, Perception, Reaction Time
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Giezen, Marcel R.; Emmorey, Karen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
Semantic and lexical decision tasks were used to investigate the mechanisms underlying code-blend facilitation: the finding that hearing bimodal bilinguals comprehend signs in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English words more quickly when they are presented together simultaneously than when each is presented alone. More robust…
Descriptors: Semantics, American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Lexicology
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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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Hrastinski, Iva; Wilbur, Ronnie B. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
There has been a scarcity of studies exploring the influence of students' American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency on their academic achievement in ASL/English bilingual programs. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of ASL proficiency on reading comprehension skills and academic achievement of 85 deaf or hard-of-hearing signing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, American Sign Language
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Higgins, Jennifer A.; Famularo, Lisa; Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Kurz, Christopher A.; Reis, Jeanne E.; Moers, Lori M. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
The U.S. federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted with goals of closing achievement gaps and providing all students with access to equitable and high-quality instruction. One requirement of ESSA is annual statewide testing of students in grades 3-8 and once in high school. Some students, including many deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH)…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Guidelines, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education
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Anible, Benjamin; Twitchell, Paul; Waters, Gabriel S.; Dussias, Paola E.; Piñar, Pilar; Morford, Jill P. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
Native speakers of English are sensitive to the likelihood that a verb will appear in a specific subcategorization frame, known as "verb bias." Readers rely on verb bias to help them resolve temporary ambiguity in sentence comprehension. We investigate whether deaf sign-print bilinguals who have acquired English syntactic knowledge…
Descriptors: English, Verbs, Bias, Sentences
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Mitchiner, Julie Cantrell – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
This study investigated 17 Deaf families in North America with cochlear-implanted children about their attitudes, beliefs, and practices on bimodal bilingualism (defined as using both a visual/manual language and an aural/oral language) in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. A survey and follow-up interviews with 8 families were conducted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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