suzmccarth wrote:
> --- In, "Peter T. Daniels"
> <grammatim@...> wrote:
> >
> > What I called child abuse was depriving a child of any native
> language,
> > viz., keeping it from signing.
> This obviously is about what happens before a child gets to
> school, so why did you talk about the Canadian children I was
> "proposing to abuse"?

You wrote at least twice of children that were either kept from learning
to sign, or of not being allowed to sign after they come to "school."

> Some children with cochlear implants learn English long before
> their parents become fluent in sign. Maybe some do not.
> Signing is *not* the only option of a native language for the Deaf.

Of course it is. English is a spoken language, and deaf children cannot
hear a spoken language.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...