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Discussing Bilingualism in Deaf Children
Essays in Honor of Robert Hoffmeister

ISBN 9780367407193
Published April 1, 2021 by Routledge
272 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection unites expert scholars in a comprehensive survey of critical topics in bilingual deaf education. Drawing on the work of Dr. Robert Hoffmeister, chapters explore the concept that a strong first language is critical to later learning and literacy development. In thought-provoking essays, authors discuss the theoretical underpinnings of bilingual deaf education, teaching strategies for deaf students, and the unique challenges of signed language assessment. Essential for anyone looking to expand their understanding of bilingualism and deafness, this volume reflects Dr. Hoffmeister’s impact on the field while demonstrating the ultimate resilience of human language and literacy systems.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Seaworthy Construction: Theoretical Underpinnings of Bilingual Deaf Education  1. Two Centuries of Deaf Education and Deaf Agency in the United States  2. Sign Language Acquisition in Context  3. Iconicity: A Threat to ASL Recognition or a Window into Human Language Acquisition  4. The Acquisition of Motion Events in Verbs of Motion  5. Sustained Visual Attention in Deaf Children: A Deafcentric Perspective  6. Theoretical Underpinnings of Acquiring English via Print  Part 2: Launching the Voyage: Bilingual Teaching Strategies for Deaf Students  7. Revisiting Rethinking Literacy  8. How Can You Talk About Bilingual Education of the Deaf If You Do Not Teach Sign Language as a First Language?  9. The Bedrock Literacy Curriculum  10. Crossing the Divide: The Bilingual Grammar Curriculum  11. The Relationship Between ASL Fluency and English Literacy  12. Using ASL to Navigate the Semantic Circuit in the Bilingual Mathematics Classroom  Part 3: Sailing into the Wind: Challenges of Signed Language Assessment  13. Building the ASL Assessment Instrument  14. Assessing ASL Vocabulary Development  15. Assessing ASL: Comprehension, Narrative, and Phonological Awareness  16. The Legacy of Robert Hoffmeister: On the Importance of Supporting Deaf Scholars  

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Charlotte Enns is Professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology at University of Manitoba, Canada.

Jonathan Henner is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA.

Lynn McQuarrie is Professor in the Department of Education Psychology at University of Alberta, Canada.