Baby Talk Resources

The innermost idea behind "Baby Talk" is that babies can communicate conveniently in both signing and speech, since research shows that all stages of language acquisition exhibit the same milestones in both speech and signing.

Below is a list of some scientific articles for avid researchers and readers.

"Acquisition of Sign Language Challenges Linguistic Theory." (slides) VL2, Gallaudet University. October 11, 2007.
http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/assets/section7/document15.pdf

Anne Baker, Benice Woll. Sign language acquisition. pp 41-? Chronology of sign language"

Rachel I. Mayberry and Bonita Squirres. "Sign Language Acquisition." http://www.mcgill.ca/files/mayberrylab/Mayberry-Squires.pdf

Karen Emmorey. Language, cognition, and the brain: insights from sign language research.

Harlan L. Lane, Francois Grosjean. Recent Perspectives on American Sign Language.

Gary Morgan. "Directions in sign language acquisition."

Laura Ann Pettito and Paula F. Marentette. "Babbling in the Manual Mode: Evidence for the Ontogeny of Language."
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~petitto/img_upload/posters-for-media/026B-sci91.pdf

Laura Ann Petitto. "Bilingual signed and spoken language acquisition from birth: implications for the mechanisms underlying early bilingual language acquisition".
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/~w3psygs/04PSY315S/petittoA.pdf

"Language rhythms in baby hand movements".
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~petitto/img_upload/posters-for-media/Nature2001.pdf

Marc Marschark, et al. "The Development of American Sign Language and Manually Coded English Systems." The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Volume 1. Chapter 16, pp 229-240.

Wataru Takei. "How Do Deaf Infants Attain First Signs?" Developmental Science, 4: 71-78.

Erik Drasgow. "American Sign Language as a pathway to linguistic competence"
Exceptional Children. FindArticles.com. 03 Jul, 2011.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3130/is_n3_v64/ai_n28708802/

Paula F. Marentette. "Babbling in Sign Language: Implications for Maturational Processes of Language in the Developing Brain." 1989.
http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/webclient/StreamGate?folder_id=0&dvs=1309727367741~997