Marie Jean Philip (1953-1997) was a pioneer in the bilingual-bicultural (bi-bi) movement in the 1980s.
Benefits of being bilingual
Harlane Lane, et al. "Bilingual and Bicultural Education for Deaf Children." A Journey into the Deaf-World. California: DawnSignPress. 1996.
Hermans, D. et al. "The Relationship Between the Reading and Signing Skills of Deaf Children in Bilingual Education Programs." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Vol. 13, No. 4, August 2008, pp 518-530.
"Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education (Perspectives on Deafness" (2014) by Editors Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors.
"Educating Deaf Students: From Research to Practice" by Marc Marschak, Harry Lang, and John Albertini.
"The right of the deaf child to grow up bilingual" by Psycholinguist Dr. Francois Grosjean's. http://www.francoisgrosjean.ch/English_Anglais.pdf
"ASL/English Bilingual Programming and Early Childhood Education: Frequently Asked Questions" by Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University. http://www.gallaudet.edu/documents/clerc/20091216-0002.pdf
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