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From:  Joe Martin
Date:  Thu Feb 11, 1999  3:26 am
Subject:  Re: Children Learning SignWriting


Well, pinning down what an infant comprehends is pretty tough for the
researcher--but, yeah, that seems to be the case.
:-)


On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> I am curious about research on comprehension...does this mean that the
> signing babies and the speaking babies both have the same comprehension at
> the same age, but the signing babies can express themselves sooner because
> of motor skills, and the hearing babies are frustrated and have to wait
> longer to express their understanding through speech? Is it only the
> physical that is holding them back, or is comprehension of speech learned
> later, and comprehension of signing learned sooner?
>
> I just wondered if comprehension of a signed language might be sooner
> because of its visual nature?
>
> Valerie ':-)
>
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