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What with Sign Language? A longitudinal investigation into the language development of young deaf children with a cochlear implant (CI)

This study investigates the language development of congenitally deaf chidren who receive a CI in the first year of life. Four questions are addressed: (1) how does the deaf child with CI develop Dutch, (2) and Flemish Sign Language, (3) what is the relationship between these two languages, and (4) what is the influence of communication choice on language development?

Date:1 Sep 2012  →  31 Aug 2014
Keywords:bilingualism, cochlear implantation, language development