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Title Bilingualism in deaf education / Inger Ahlgren, Kenneth Hyltenstam (eds.).
Imprint Hamburg : Signum, [1994]

Series International studies on sign language and communication of the deaf ; v. 27.
Internationale Arbeiten zur Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser ; Bd. 27.
Subject Deaf -- Education -- Congresses.
Education, Bilingual -- Congresses.
Sign language -- Congresses.
Deaf children -- Language -- Congresses.
Linguistic minorities -- Education -- Congresses.
Alt Name Ahlgren, Inger, 1942-
Hyltenstam, Kenneth.
Description 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Note "This volume results from a conference on the topic of bilingualism in deaf education which was held in Stockholm in August 1993 and organized by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the Swedish Deaf Association (SDR) in co-operation with ... the Department of Sign Language and the Centre for Research on Bilingualism at Stockholm University"--Pref.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Deaf people as a linguistic minority / Yerker Andersson -- Signed languages / Brita Bergman -- Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) : some attitudinal and cognitive issues in the evolution of a language community / Okoth Okombo -- Sign language as the first language / Inger Ahlgren -- Second language learning in the deaf / Kristina Svartholm -- Bilingual education for the deaf in France / Christian Mas -- Teaching sign language as the mother tongue in the education of deaf children in Denmark / Ritva Bergmann -- Second language literacy in deaf students / Ronny Andersson -- Attributes for success : Attitudes and practices that facilitate the transition toward bilingualism in the education of deaf children / Shawn Davies -- Awareness makes a change / Jonna Widell -- Linguistic human rights : a prerequisite for bilingualism / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas -- Spoken languages : differences and similarities / Östen Dahl -- Vocabularies / Åke Viberg -- Literacies, sociolinguistic and ethnographic perspectives on reading and writing / Christopher Stroud -- Language acquisition, processing, and change : perspectives on speech, sign, and writing / Sven Strömqvist -- Second language acquisition / Monica Axelsson -- Teaching a second language / Inger Lindberg -- The medium of instruction and bilingual education in Africa : an appraisal of problems, practices, and prospects / Margaret Akinyi Obondo -- Factors influencing the social role and status of minority languages / Kenneth Hyltenstam.
ISBN 3927731544 (hbk.)
OCLC # 32372418
Table of Contents
 Deaf People as a Linguistic Minority / Yerker Andersson9
 Signed Languages / Brita Bergman15
 Kenyan Sign Language (KSL). Some Attitudinal and Cognitive Issues in the Evolution of a Language Community / Okoth Okombo37
 Sign Language as the First Language / Inger Ahlgren55
 Second Language Learning in the Deaf / Kristina Svartholm61
 Bilingual Education for the Deaf in France / Christian Mas71
 Teaching Sign Language as the Mother Tongue in the Education of Deaf Children in Denmark / Ritva Bergmann83
 Second Language Literary in Deaf Students / Ronny Andersson91
 Attributes for Success. Attitudes and Practices that Facilitate the Transition toward Bilingualism in the Education of Deaf Children / Shawn Davies103
 Awareness Makes a Change / Jonna Widell123
 Linguistic Human Rights. A Prerequisite for Bilingualism / Tove Skutnabb-Kangas139
 Spoken Languages. Differences and Similarities / Osten Dahl161
 Vocabularies / Ake Viberg169
 Literacies. Sociolinguistic and Ethnographic Perspectives on Reading and Writing / Christopher Stroud201
 Language Acquisition, Processing, and Change. Perspectives on Speech, Sign, and Writing / Sven Stromqvist219
 Second Language Acquisition / Monica Axelsson239
 Teaching a Second Language / Inger Lindberg257
 The Medium of Instruction and Bilingual Education in Africa. An Appraisal of Problems, Practices, and Prospects / Margaret Akinyi Obondo275
 Factors Influencing the Social Role and Status of Minority Languages / Kenneth Hyltenstam297
 List of contributors311