Psychology 2134A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Phonological Awareness, Cochlea, Code-Switching
Prosody transmitted nonmanually: using facial expression and/or body movement. Asl: eyebrows: raised eyebrows conditionals ( if , lowered eyebrows interrogatives/questions. Use hands, emotions (face) and body movements: lots of non-manual. Referential loci: using a religion of signing space as referring expression during discourse. Signers set up spaces to refer to each person/thing they"re signing about: then produce signs relative to those spaces. E. g. , signing mike and meghan to the left and right. Then pointing/signing to those spaces to mean those people, like speakers use pronouns. Deaf children of hearing parents: parents are not l1 signers, so input to children is poor. Children quickly become better signers than parents. Learn sign along a similar developmental timetable as hearing children. Make the same sorts of errors in learning to sign. Most deaf children are not born to deaf children (usually occurs within utero) Not all hearing parents of deaf children start with sign.