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A limitation on reading as a source of linguistic input: Evidence from deaf learners

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dc.contributor.author Bochner, Joseph H.
dc.contributor.author Bochner, Anne M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T02:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T02:08:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66827
dc.description.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.
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject input
dc.subject phonological knowledge
dc.subject decoding
dc.subject language acquisition
dc.subject reading
dc.subject deafness
dc.title A limitation on reading as a source of linguistic input: Evidence from deaf learners
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66827
prism.volume 21
prism.number 2
prism.startingpage 143
prism.endingpage 158
local.rfl.topic The Reading Process
Appears in Collections: Volume 21, No. 2


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