Deaf Gain: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education - Coggle Diagram
Deaf Gain: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
how do Deaf bilingualism and hearing bilingualism differ?
bilingualism can lead to learning more languages
Hearing people who learn about Deaf culture and history should support Deaf communities
However, hearing people should not be there to "help" this can make hearing people see through a "savior" lens
hearing people can facilitate language barriers between both communities
older people can become bilingual but they will struggle more because the ideal age to learn a new language is 5-8 years old.
many people don't think ASL is a foreign language so Deaf kids, CODAs, etc are not considered bilingual sometimes
it is easier to become bilingual when kids start at a young age
it is easier to learn a new language with complete immersion
Types of Bilingual Ability
literacy - reading/writing foreign language
signacy - producing signs in ASL
oracy - speaking English or other foreign language
receptive; listening, watching
different degrees of proficiency
bilingualism looks different in different areas: academic, work-related, casual, etc.
people can be bilingual and have different levels of proficiency
bilingualism is complex and looks different for everyone
Deaf-hearing collaborations are important when discussing bilingual education
identity and language are not always intertwined