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Wang, Xiao-lei, Carolyn Mylander and Susan Goldin-Meadow. 1993. Language and Environment. A Cross-Cultural Study of the Gestural Communiction Systems of Chinese and American Deaf Children. In Nuyts, Jan and Eric Pederson, eds. Perspectives on Language and Conceptualization. Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles. pp. 167–185.
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This exploration of mother-deaf child interaction in American and Chinese culture shows that properties of the deaf child's gesture system that are resilient across cultural variation, appear to be buffered against the environment.