Marlon Kuntze

Reading Written Language is One Form of Reading the World

Marlon KuntzeMarlon Kuntze is an associate professor in education at Gallaudet University with research interests in language and literacy development especially as they concern learning American Sign Language and written English among deaf children who are raised bilingually. He is interested in the typological characteristics of ASL and how ASL in spite of being typologically different from English is able to support the acquisition of English in the written form.  It gives him an important angle for formulating a theory of how deaf children are able to learn to read and write without knowing spoken English. He believes that the role ASL plays in the acquisition of English skills is that it provides the child with access to knowledge and understanding which underlie the key process of reading which is that of making sense of meaning. Early in career, he taught high school English before going Stanford University for his doctorate in Language, Literacy, and Culture. Later he worked as a post doc with Dan Slobin on psycholinguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Gallaudet, he taught at Boston University where he was a director of the Programs in Deaf Studies and was an affiliated faculty in Applied Linguistics.

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