Andrew P. J. Byrne

Andrew P. J. Byrne
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York | SUNY Buffalo · Department of Linguistics

PhD

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Understanding the importance of deaf students' opportunity to study literature in American Sign Language (ASL) is much needed, especially with the works originally developed in the signed language, not via translations of English literature. Additional considerations for the improvement in the education of deaf students include the need for methods...
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Traditional deaf education practices for teaching reading to deaf children are subject to evaluation in regards to validity of decoding and linguistic comprehension. Special education has its own premise for how reading should be taught to children with disabilities. This includes 'supports' with its emphasis on accessing information and activities...
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American Sign Language (ASL) literature is a recent phenomenon in the American and Canadian academic landscape and constitutes an important component for the field of ASL and Deaf Studies. There are a number of pressing issues that have not been addressed until now. These include: how to respond to the status of ASL as a non-written language, vario...
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RESPONDING TO AN ARTICLE by Grushkin on how deaf children best learn to read, published, along with the present article, in an American Annals of the Deaf special issue, the authors review American Sign Language gloss. Topics include how ASL gloss enables deaf children to learn to read in their own language and simultaneously experience a transitio...
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While there has been widespread acceptance of American Sign Language (ASL) as the language of instruction in residential schools for native/non-native ASL students and in colleges and universities as a foreign language, there has been little research on defining ASL literacy and ASL literature. In addition, while there has been academic debate on t...
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Taking a historical view, the authors reviewed 40 years of dissertation research by deaf scholars (1973-2013) related to reading. Using a qualitative interpretive analysis approach (J. Smith & Osborn, 2003), the authors selected 31 dissertations as primary texts, reviewing them for themes over five time periods. The first finding was a trend of the...

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