When Looking is Listening: Gesture, Multi-modal Language, and the Socialization of Deaf Children in Castellano-speaking Families

When Looking is Listening: Gesture, Multi-modal Language, and the Socialization of Deaf Children in Castellano-speaking Families

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The work presented here consists of a close examination of the communicative abilities of four children who are profoundly deaf and were born to hearing parents in the castellano-speaking regions of north-central and western Spain. In response to their children's deafness, and in keeping with historical practices for deaf education dating the sixteenth century in Spain, their parents have elected to enroll them in oral education programs and have chosen for them to receive cochlear implants. Before the implants are fully effective, the children devise idiosyncratic manual systems for communicating with the hearing world and use them to participate in the communicative practices of their community by accessing and acquiring local semiotic processes from their parents' use of gesture as they speak castellano to and around their children.communicative contexts of their children could have implications for how the children devise their manual systems for ... In interpreting the results that emerge in the following analyses, it is important to bear in mind that the children I haveanbsp;...


Title:When Looking is Listening: Gesture, Multi-modal Language, and the Socialization of Deaf Children in Castellano-speaking Families
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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