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The synergy of sign and speech in simultaneous communication

  • Madeline Maxwell (a1) and Mark E. Bernstein (a1)

Many schools encourage deaf children to speak and sign simultaneously; however, there have been no satisfactory descriptions of this behavior. The research reported in this paper explored the correspondence between speech and sign and the resulting correspondence of the messages conveyed by each channel. The results suggest a synergistic model for this bimodally coded form of English.

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Madeline Maxwell, Department of Speech Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
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Applied Psycholinguistics
  • ISSN: 0142-7164
  • EISSN: 1469-1817
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