Relations of Language and Thought: The View from Sign Language and Deaf Children / Edition 1

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Overview

This newest volume asks, 'Does growing up deaf or having sign language as a first language affect children's cognitive development?' The result is a unique exploration of the connection between what happens in the mind and what is communicated to others. Much of the discussion revolves around deaf children and sign language, but the applied and theoretical implications go to the roots of the study of language and thought.
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"Both general academic readers and those who specialize in issues revolving around sign language will find the book valuable....The work is well integrated and focused, and the authors speak to one another's points."—Choice
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Meet the Author

both at the National Institute for the Deaf and Rochester Institute of Technology
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Table of Contents

Contributors
1 Relations of Language and Cognition: What Do Deaf Children Tell Us? 3
2 Universals, Generalizability, and the Acquisition of Signed Language 24
3 The Modular Effects of Sign Language Acquisition 62
4 Read the Lips: Speculations on the Nature and Role of Lipreading in Cognitive Development of Deaf Children 110
5 Making Faces: Coextant Domains for Language and Visual Cognition 147
6 In Support of the Language Acquisition Device 153
7 Modules and the Informational Encapsulation of Language Processes 163
8 Models, Modules, and Modality 172
Index 185
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