Case studies of multilingual/multicultural asian deaf adults: Strategies for success

Qiuying Wang, Jean Andrews, Hsiu Tan Liu, Chun Jung Liu

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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Case studies of adult d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners (DMLs) are few, especially studies of DMLs who learn more than one sign language and read logographic and alphabetic scripts. To reduce this paucity, two descriptive case studies are presented. Written questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, and self-appraisals of language-use rubrics were used to explore (a) the language and literacy histories of two adult Asian DMLs who had learned multiple languages: Chinese (spoken/written), English (written), Chinese Sign Language, and American Sign Language; and (b) how each language was used in different cultural communities with diverse conversational partners. Home literacy environment, family support, visual access to languages, peer and sibling support, role models, encouragement, perseverance, and Deaf identity all played vital roles in the participants’ academic success. The findings provide insights into the acquisition of multiple languages and bi-literacy through social communication and academic content.

頁(從 - 到)67-88
期刊American Annals of the Deaf
出版狀態已發佈 - 2016 3月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育
  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 言語和聽力


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