Bringing Up Baby with Baby Signs: Language Ideologies and Socialization in Hearing Families

@article{Pizer2007BringingUB,
  title={Bringing Up Baby with Baby Signs: Language Ideologies and Socialization in Hearing Families},
  author={Ginger Pizer and Ginger Keith Richard P Walters and Ginger Keith Richard P Meier},
  journal={Sign Language Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={387 - 430}
}
  • Ginger Pizer, Ginger Keith Richard P Walters, Ginger Keith Richard P Meier
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Sign Language Studies
  • This article presents an analysis of the functional roles of "baby signing" in three hearing families in the United States, as well as a discussion of the social and ideological implications of the practice. Baby signing fits neatly into the parenting ideologies prevalent in the professional class in the United States that value early communication with infants and promote the adaptation of the physical, social, and linguistic environment to their perceived needs. In the details of everyday… CONTINUE READING
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