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Portuguese-Lexified Creoles

"Regarding the structures found in the Portuguese-lexified creoles, we can assume that there was initially naturalistic language acquisition in the sense of Klein and Perdue (1992, 1997), whereby speakers of African and Asian languages in contact with Portuguese colonizers initially came up with individual solutions to communication. ..." – By J. Clancy Clements

Cochlear Implants

"For both children and adults who are deaf, CIs have been the most successful sensory aid to develop or restore spoken communication abilities. However, the nature of that hearing sensation is so dramatically different than typical hearing that many of the basic principles of auditory perception cannot be generalized to those who use CIs. Here we introduce the essential terminology, patterns of performance, and assumptions related to CIs, which will lay the groundwork for informed discussion..." – By Matthew B. Winn and Peggy B. Nelson

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