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Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors


In Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education, volume editors Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors bring together diverse issues and evidence in two related domains: bilingualism among deaf learners - in sign language and the written/spoken vernacular - and bilingual deaf education. The volume examines each issue with regard to language acquisition, language functioning, social-emotional functioning, and academic outcomes. It considers bilingualism and bilingual deaf education within the contexts of mainstream education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in regular schools, placement ... More

Keywords: bilingualism, bilingual deaf education, sign language development, linguistic interdependence, bilingual education, co-enrollment education

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199371815
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Marschark, editor
National Technical Institute for the Deaf / Rochester Institute of Technology

Gladys Tang, editor
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Harry Knoors, editor
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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1 Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Harry Knoors, Gladys Tang, and Marc Marschark

Part One Linguistic, Cognitive, and Social Foundations

3 Language Acquisition by Bilingual Deaf Preschoolers

Pasquale Rinaldi, Maria Cristina Caselli, Daniela Onofrio, and Virginia Volterra

4 Bimodal Bilingual Cross-Language Interaction

Ellen Ormel and Marcel Giezen

5 Sign Language and Reading Comprehension

Daniel Holzinger and Johannes Fellinger

8 Bilingualism and Bimodal Bilingualism in Deaf People

Ana Mineiro, Maria Vânia Silva Nunes, Mara Moita, Sónia Silva, and Alexandre Castro-Caldas

Part Two Education

9 Navigating Two Languages in the Classroom

Marc Marschark and ChongMin Lee

11 Quality of Instruction in Bilingual Schools for Deaf Children

Daan Hermans, Loes Wauters, Annet de Klerk, and Harry Knoors

12 Shifting Contexts and Practices in Sign Bilingual Education in Northern Europe

Ruth Swanwick, Ola Hendar, Jesper Dammeyer, Ann-Elise Kristoffersen, Jackie Salter, and Eva Simonsen

Part Three Bilingual Education in Co-enrollment Settings

15 Sign Bilingual and Co-enrollment Education for Children with Cochlear Implants in Madrid, Spain

Mar Pérez Martin, Marian Valmaseda Balanzategui, and Gary Morgan

16 The Twinschool

Daan Hermans, Annet de Klerk, Loes Wauters, and Harry Knoors

17 Co-enrollment in the United States

Shirin Antia and Kelly K. Metz


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