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

Paperback | June 1, 1997

byMarc Marschark, Patricia Siple, Diane Lillo-Martin

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The relationship of language to cognition, especially in development, is an issue that has occupied philosophers, psychologists, and linguists for centuries. In recent years, the scientific study of sign languages and deaf individuals has greatly enhanced our understanding of deafness,language, and cognition. This Counterpoints volume considers the extent to which the use of sign language might affect the course and character of cognitive development, and presents a variety of viewpoints in this debate.

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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 ap...

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The relationship of language to cognition, especially in development, is an issue that has occupied philosophers, psychologists, and linguists for centuries. In recent years, the scientific study of sign languages and deaf individuals has greatly enhanced our understanding of deafness,language, and cognition. This Counterpoints volum...

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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 ap...

Marc Marschark and Victoria Everhart are both at the National Institute for the Deaf and Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195100581

ISBN - 13:9780195100587

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Contributors1. Marc Marschark and Victoria S. Everhart: Relations of Language and Cognition: What Do Deaf Children Tell Us?2. Patricia Siple: Universals, Generalizability, and the Acquisition of Signed Language3. Diane Lillo-Martin: The Modular Effects of Sign Language Acquisition4. Ruth Campbell: Read the Lips: Speculations on the Nature and Role of Lipreading in Cognitive Development of Deaf Children5. Ruth Campbell: Making Faces: Coextant Domains for Language and Visual Cognition6. Diane Lillo-Martin: In Support of the Language Acquisition Devise7. Patricia Siple: Modules and the Informational Encapsulation of Language Processes8. Victoria S. Everhart and Marc Marschark: Models, Modules, and ModalityIndex

From Our Editors

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.