The Development of Narrative Skills in British Sign Language
This chapter focuses on the continued developments and refinements that occur in the production of deaf school-age children’s narratives in British Sign Language (BSL). Although the data and psycholinguistic models discussed are based on narratives produced in BSL, it is intended that this work can be applied to other signed languages. The chapter explores the issues surrounding deaf children’s mastery of the extended uses of signed language narrative (e.g. those needed for academic discourse). It is argued that these developments revolve around the bilingual relationship between literacy in signed and spoken language. School-based activities involving comparative narrative analysis are outlined at the end of the chapter.
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