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Messina Dahlberg, Giulia; Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta – Deafness & Education International, 2019
In recent decades, a growing body of scholarship has recognised the inappropriateness of conceptualising and representing communicative practices in terms of essentialized codes where different named language-varieties and modalities mutually exclude one another. At the same time, making visible complex practices has resulted in methodologies and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Bilingual Education, Code Switching (Language), Translation
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Haualand, Hilde; Holmström, Ingela – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This article focuses on the similar approaches to, yet different contexts of legal recognition of sign languages in Sweden and Norway. We use examples from sign language documentation (both scientific and popular), legislation that mentions sign language, organization of implementation of sign language acquisition, and public discourse (as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Rudner, Mary; Andin, Josefine; Rönnberg, Jerker; Heimann, Mikael; Hermansson, Anders; Nelson, Keith; Tjus, Tomas – Deafness and Education International, 2015
The literacy skills of deaf children generally lag behind those of their hearing peers. The mechanisms of reading in deaf individuals are only just beginning to be unraveled but it seems that native language skills play an important role. In this study 12 deaf pupils (six in grades 1-2 and six in grades 4-6) at a Swedish state primary school for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Deafness, Elementary School Students