Date of Award

12-1988

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Arthur Smith

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between deaf students’ ability to code switch for ASL to written English and their reading comprehension performance.

A t-test was used to test the hypotheses presented in this study. The correlations between code switching ability and reading comprehension performance were established.

The findings of this study indicated that a strong correlation exists between deaf students' code switching ability and their reading comprehension performance. The findings of this study also showed a significant difference between the code switching scores of deaf students of deaf parents and deaf students of hearing parents. A significant difference between the reading comprehension performances of deaf students of deaf parents and deaf students of hearing parents was not found.

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