Language readiness and learning among deaf children
We applaud Goldin-Meadow & Brentari's (G-M&B's) significant efforts to consider the linkages between sign, gesture, and language. Research on deaf children and sign language acquisition can broaden the G-M&B approach by considering how language readiness is also a social phenomenon and that distinctions between imagistic and categorical formats rely on language practices and contexts.
The Behavioral and brain sciences
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Pfister, & Lende, D. H. (2017). Language readiness and learning among deaf children. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e67–e67. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X15003027