Language acquisition in a deaf learner: An autobiography

Date created: 
2018-07-09
Identifier: 
etd10788
Keywords: 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
American Sign Language
Language acquisitions
Sociocultural
Education
Plurilingualism
Abstract: 

This thesis presents an autobiographical account of an exceptional learner\'s journey as a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community—a learner who, despite challenges, acquired four languages and become an educator of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This \'learning journey\' is interpreted through a sociocultural lens and approach of Plurilingualism informed by research and practice in language education. The exhibitions are based on the writer’s ethnography concerning acquisitions of American Sign Language (ASL), English, Spanish, and German through decades of academic work that have been effectively applied to professional work and societal and cultural engagements.

Document type: 
Thesis
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
Allan MacKinnon
Department: 
Education: Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.
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