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- Sep 7, 2006
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Hey shel, what about when it comes to grammar? You are the teacher, so you probably have a better saying in this.
I wonder about the situations VampyroX explained, when it comes to ASL grammar reciprocated into written english, it becomes a touchy subject. Why is it that there are situations where some ASL users are missing a part of the gap into grammar usage, whereas it seems SEE eliminates this?
I haven't seen this large scale outside of AD.. but almost everyone here who learned PSE/SEE, I think their grammar is right on or above the accepted level.
Maybe, I'm taking a guess that it's not actually having to do with learning a single language, (and of course, early on in their life) but actually being flexible and learning more languages to become more proficient - almost all the SEE people who replied in here seem to be well versed on ASL, or even oral skills, hence the multiple languages.
Remember that 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents so what are the chances that out of the 90% actually got full access to ASL from the beginning? Many of the children learn ASL later on after it was discovered that they were falling behind so they end up with deficits in their cognitive processing skills which translates to their gaps in both languages.