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A limitation on reading as a source of linguistic input: Evidence from deaf learners
|Title:||A limitation on reading as a source of linguistic input: Evidence from deaf learners|
|Authors:||Bochner, Joseph H.|
Bochner, Anne M.
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|Date Issued:||Oct 2009|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center|
Center for Language & Technology
|Abstract:||This paper identifies a general limitation on printed text as a source of input for language acquisition. The paper contends that printed material can only serve as a source of linguistic input to the extent that the learner is able to make use of phonological information in reading. Focusing on evidence from the acquisition of spoken language and literacy skills in deaf individuals, the paper explains why print is not an adequate source of input for language acquisition in learners with limited phonological knowledge of a spoken language.|
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Volume 21, No. 2|
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