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Deafness as a Natural Experiment-Revisited

  • Jeffery P. Braden
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Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Abstract

The compelling appeal of deafness as a natural experiment in language deprivation must be tempered with recent research showing that much more than language is affected by deafness. When deaf children are born to normal-hearing parents, they are deprived of more than language. Although deafness is more complex than philosophers and psychologists have described it, it is still appealing as a natural experiment. In fact, the complexity of factors associated with deafness makes it a richer, more fertile ground for research than a simple experiment in language deprivation.

Keywords

Hearing Loss Hearing Impairment Sign Language American Sign Language Deaf Child 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffery P. Braden
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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