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First-language acquisition after childhood differs from second-language acquisition: the case of American Sign Language.
  • R. Mayberry
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of speech and hearing research
  • 1 December 1993
This study determined whether the long-range outcome of first-language acquisition, when the learning begins after early childhood, is similar to that of second-language acquisition. Subjects were 36Expand
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Reading achievement in relation to phonological coding and awareness in deaf readers: a meta-analysis.
The relation between reading ability and phonological coding and awareness (PCA) skills in individuals who are severely and profoundly deaf was investigated with a meta-analysis. From an initial setExpand
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When timing is everything: Age of first-language acquisition effects on second-language learning
The present paper summarizes three experiments that investigate the effects of age of acquisition on first-language (L1) acquisition in relation to second-language (L2) outcome. The experiments useExpand
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Age constraints on first versus second language acquisition: Evidence for linguistic plasticity and epigenesis
Does age constrain the outcome of all language acquisition equally regardless of whether the language is a first or second one? To test this hypothesis, the English grammatical abilities of deaf andExpand
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How Do Profoundly Deaf Children Learn to Read
Reading requires two related, but separable, capabilities: (1) familiarity with a language, and (2) understanding the mapping between that language and the printed word (Chamberlain & Mayberry, 2000;Expand
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Gesture and early bilingual development.
The relationship between speech and gestural proficiency was investigated longitudinally (from 2 years to 3 years 6 months, at 6-month intervals) in 5 French-English bilingual boys with varyingExpand
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Grammatical processing in American Sign Language: Age of first-language acquisition effects in relation to syntactic structure
Sentence processing in American Sign Language (ASL) was investigated as a function of age of first language acquisition with a timed grammatical judgement task. Participants were 30 adults who wereExpand
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The long-lasting advantage of learning sign language in childhood: Another look at the critical period for language acquisition
Abstract We find the long-range outcome of sign language acquisition to depend upon when it first occurs. Subjects were 49 deaf signers who had used sign language for an average of 42 years but firstExpand
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Cognitive development in deaf children: the interface of language and perception in neuropsychology
What does the sense of hearing contribute to human development? To answer the question, we must ask what the sense of hearing gives the child. Hearing gives the child the acoustic correlates of theExpand
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Age of acquisition effects on the functional organization of language in the adult brain
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we neuroimaged deaf adults as they performed two linguistic tasks with sentences in American Sign Language, grammatical judgment and phonemic-handExpand
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