Question 34 - Paragraph Comprehension Practice Test for the ASVAB

Within the context of the passage, which of these most nearly means emerging as it is used in the first sentence?

This is a portion of a position statement by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) concerning American Sign Language (ASL):

Developments in the field of linguistics and an emerging body of research in education have validated the historical views of the NAD on ASL and its value in the education of deaf and hard of hearing children. The inherent capability of children to acquire ASL should be recognized and used to enhance their cognitive, academic, social, and emotional development. Accordingly, the NAD supports the bilingual approach for deaf and hard of hearing children. Deaf and hard of hearing children must have the right to receive early and full exposure to ASL as a primary language, along with English. Studies have shown that when deaf and hard of hearing children are exposed to ASL at an early age, they are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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