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Critical Perspectives on Plurilingualism in Deaf Education


Last Updated: 10 Aug 2021

Edited by: Kristin Snoddon, Joanne C. Weber

Multilingual Matters, 12th July 2021, ISBN: 9781800410732

This book is the first edited international volume focused on critical perspectives on plurilingualism in deaf education, which encompasses education in and out of schools and across the lifespan. The book provides a critical overview and snapshot of the use of sign languages in education for deaf children today and explores contemporary issues in education for deaf children such as bimodal bilingualism, translanguaging, teacher education, sign language interpreting and parent sign language learning. The research presented in this book marks a significant development in understanding deaf children's language use and provides insights into the flexibility and pragmatism of young deaf people and their families' communicative practices. It incorporates the views of young deaf people and their parents regarding their language use that are rarely visible in the research to date.

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