Relations of Language and Thought: The View from Sign Language and Deaf Children

Relations of Language and Thought The View from Sign Language and Deaf Children The relationship of language to cognition especially in development is an issue that has occupied philosophers psychologists and linguists for centuries In recent years the scientific study of si

  • Title: Relations of Language and Thought: The View from Sign Language and Deaf Children
  • Author: Marc Marschark Diane Lillo-Martin Patricia Siple
  • ISBN: 9780195100587
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • The relationship of language to cognition, especially in development, is an issue that has occupied philosophers, psychologists, and linguists for centuries In recent years, the scientific study of sign languages and deaf individuals has greatly enhanced our understanding of deafness, language, and cognition This Counterpoints volume considers the extent to which the useThe relationship of language to cognition, especially in development, is an issue that has occupied philosophers, psychologists, and linguists for centuries In recent years, the scientific study of sign languages and deaf individuals has greatly enhanced our understanding of deafness, language, and cognition This Counterpoints volume considers the extent to which the use of sign language might affect the course and character of cognitive development, and presents a variety of viewpoints in this debate This volume brings the language thought discussion into a clearer focus, both theoretically and practically, by placing it in the context of children growing up deaf and the influences of having sign language as their primary form of communication The discussion is also sharpened by having internationally recognized contributors, such as Patricia Siple, Diane Lillo Martin, and Ruth Campbell, with specialties in varied areas, all converging on a common interest in which each has conducted empirical research These contributors clarify and challenge the theoretical assumptions that have driven arguments in the language thought debate for centuries An introduction by the editors provides a historical overview of the issues as well as a review of empirical findings that have been offered in response to questions about language thought relations in deaf children The final chapters are structured in the form of live debate, in which each contributor is given the opportunity to respond to the other perspectives presented in this volume.

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