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From:  Joe Martin
Date:  Wed Feb 10, 1999  12:05 am
Subject:  Re: Children Learning SignWriting

There have been a lot of studies done on language acquisition; Jean
Covered it real well with her references. I just wanted to add that it is
generally accepted by now that All children acquire signs 3-6 months
sooner than speech. Then, if they are exposed to spoken language (that
is, hearing), they
either change over to speech, or add it to their signing--depending on
their environment. No one has ever done a study to show that kids can
read earlier......
Pretty interesting research project for someone.

Joe Martin
Plain old ordinary student
Top Left Corner, USA

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1007 Gabriel's Poem is Posted! Valerie Sutton Wed  2/10/1999
1009 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Valerie Sutton Wed  2/10/1999

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