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Deaf Cyberspace and Situated Learning for the Deaf

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dc.contributor.author Bacha, N. N.
dc.contributor.author Mertzani, M.
dc.contributor.author Soualhi, Y.
dc.contributor.author Toia, E.
dc.contributor.author Darchia, I.
dc.contributor.author Suzuki, T.
dc.contributor.author Fadzil, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-01T10:35:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-01T10:35:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-9508 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4865
dc.description.abstract In this paper I would like to introduce the concept of Deaf cyberspace in relation to situated learning within the field of Deaf education. Given that online Deaf communities are formed within text-based and sign-based video virtual spaces and, since cyberspace is a cultural space, Deaf cyberspace can be used appropriately for Deaf students’ learning. It can form a bilingual context that can help Deaf students’ learning. Based on recent research in Deaf cyberspace, this paper will outline how Deaf cyberspace can become a part of Deaf bilingual education. Specifically, I will address the issue of language acquisition through online interactions either in written form (e.g., English) or sign language (e.g., British Sign Language). For doing so, I will present some of the features that characterise Deaf cyberspace and which enable situated learning to occur for Deaf bilingual acquisition. Accordingly, I will point the influence of online negotiations among non-native and native users (Deaf and hearing) into students' language learning based on recent research in writen and signed languages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Deaf Cyberspace and Situated Learning for the Deaf en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790030 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal The International Journal of the Humanities en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.issue 11 en_US
dc.article.pages 27-34 en_US
dc.keywords Deaf Cyberspace en_US
dc.keywords Situated Learning en_US
dc.keywords Deaf Education en_US
dc.keywords Bilingualism en_US
dc.keywords Sign Language en_US
dc.keywords Written Language en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mertzani, M., Soualhi, Y., Toia, E., Bacha, N. N., Darchia, I., Suzuki, T., ... & Fadzil, A. (February, 2008). Deaf Cyberspace and Situated Learning for the Deaf. International Journal of the Humanities, 5(11), 27-34. en_US
dc.author.email nbacha@lau.edu.lb en_US
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dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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