British Sign Language

Dictionary of British Sign Language/English

Author: David Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571143467

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 1084

View: 1192

British Sign Language (B.S.L.) is the visual gestural language of the Deaf community in Britain and is the first or preferred language of over 70,000 people. This is the first major B.S.L./English Dictionary to be published. It contains over 1,800 photographed sign entries ordered by linguistic principles according to the visual characteristics of the language. Each entry is notated with a description of how to produce the sign. A guide to the meaning(s) of each sign is provided in English. The dictionary will be of particular interest to hearing and Deaf people (and their tutors) engaged in learning B.S.L. or English as a second language. Whether you want to learn B.S.L or teach it - or just improve your vocabulary - the Dictionary of British Sign Language is the authoritative place to begin. The Dictionary of British Sign Language was compiled for the British Deaf Association by the Deaf Studies Research Unit at the University of Durham.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Deaf Culture

In Search of Deafhood

Author: Dr. Paddy Ladd

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847696899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 526

View: 6609

This book presents a ‘Traveller’s Guide’ to Deaf Culture, starting from the premise that Deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside Deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of Deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the concepts of culture, on their own terms and in their many guises and to apply these to Deaf communities. The author illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for those communities by the medical concept of ‘deafness’ and contrasts this with his new concept of “Deafhood”, a process by which every Deaf child, family and adult implicitly explains their existence in the world to themselves and each other.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Talking Hands

What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind

Author: Margalit Fox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743247139

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 5082

Documents life in a remote Bedouin village in Israel whose residents communicate through a unique method of sign language used by both hearing and non-hearing citizens, in an account that offers insight into the relationship between language and the human mind. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
British Sign Language

British Sign Language

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Dorothy Miles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563211341

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 141

View: 1032

This work is for anyone, hearing or deaf, who is interested in sign language, and will be particularly useful to parents of deaf children and anyone with deaf relatives, friends, neighbours or colleagues.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Linguistics of British Sign Language

An Introduction

Author: Rachel Sutton-Spence,Bencie Woll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521637183

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 8716

This is the first detailed explanation of the way British Sign Language works and is the product of many years' experience of research and teaching sign linguistics to deaf and hearing people. It assumes no previous knowledge of linguistics or sign language, and is not structured around traditional headings such as phonology, morphology and syntax. Instead it is set out in such a way as to help learners and their teachers understand the linguistic principles behind the language. There are sections on BSL grammar and also on the use of BSL, including social acceptability in signing, variation, and poetry and humour in BSL. Technical terms and linguistic jargon are kept to a minimum, and the text contains many examples from English, BSL, and other spoken and sign languages. The book is amply illustrated and contains exercises, as well as a reading list for further study. An accompanying 90-minute DVD is available from Talk With Sign Books. To find out more, visit http://www.talkwithsign.com/linguistics-british-sign-language-p-741.html.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Inside Deaf Culture

Author: Carol PADDEN,Tom Humphries,Carol Padden

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674041755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 4178

"Inside Deaf Culture relates deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture. Padden and Humphries show how the nineteenth-century schools for the deaf, with their denigration of sign language and their insistence on oralist teaching, shaped the lives of deaf people for generations to come. They describe how deaf culture and art thrived in mid-twentieth century deaf clubs and deaf theatre, and profile controversial contemporary technologies." Cf. Publisher's description.
Biography & Autobiography

Diana

The Portrait

Author: Rosalind Coward

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740747134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6887

Supplemented by many never before published photographs, offers a personal look at the woman known for her humanitarian inspiration to the world.
Social Science

When the Mind Hears

A History of the Deaf

Author: Harlan Lane

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307874710

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 2866

The authoritative statement on the deaf, their education, and their struggle against prejudice. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Education

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466642343

Category: Education

Page: 369

View: 2780

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage explores how education enables social and economic development through the targeted training of human capital and the evaluation and dissemination of knowledge resources across generations. This book provides entrepreneurs, leaders, policy makers, and educators with the necessary tools to make the most of higher education in order to meet emerging economic and social challenges through the use of new technologies enabling effective collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Communication

Signs Make Sense

A Guide to British Sign Language

Author: Cath Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: 128

View: 3522

Guide to some useful signs in British Sign Language (BSL).
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sign Language

An International Handbook

Author: Roland Pfau,Markus Steinbach,Bencie Woll

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110261324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1138

View: 1615

Sign language linguists show here that all questions relevant to the linguistic investigation of spoken languages can be asked about sign languages. Conversely, questions that sign language linguists consider - even if spoken language researchers have not asked them yet - should also be asked of spoken languages. The HSK handbook Sign Language aims to provide a concise and comprehensive overview of the state of the art in sign language linguistics. It includes 44 chapters, written by leading researchers in the field, that address issues in language typology, sign language grammar, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and language documentation and transcription. Crucially, all topics are presented in a way that makes them accessible to linguists who are not familiar with sign language linguistics.
Biography & Autobiography

Breaking the Silence

Author: Jo Milne

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 9781473606012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 1593

Imagine for a moment that you have never heard the voices of those you love, the music on the radio, the sound of birdsong at dawn nor the persistent passing traffic on the road you walk down. Now imagine that the lips that you have watched moving, the faces that you have smiled at, the words that you read in front of you all slowly start to disappear too. It's hard to comprehend isn't it? Jo Milne had already lived a lifetime surrounded by silence, profoundly deaf from birth, when she began to lose her sight. Just before turning thirty, Jo was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic and progressive condition that will one day rob her of her sight altogether. Although at this lowest ebb, Jo suffered from deep depression, she has always been determined to live her life to the full. Jo has never let her disabilities affect the way she embraces life however there was always so much that she was missing. In 2014 she made a life-changing decision to undergo major surgery. She had cochlear implants fitted allowing her to hear for the first time. Every moment of Jo's days since the operation has become a journey of discovery. She has been able to hear the voice of her own mother who has stood by her and helped her through some of her darkest moments. She has heard birds sing, people chatting and the sound of children laughing. She is embarking on an incredible journey through four missed generations of music - from the hymns she missed in school assembly to sweeping orchestral performances, from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the music of this very moment and everything in between. Breaking the Silence is a remarkable and beautifully written memoir that will serve as an inspiration to everyone who reads it. By turns, heart-breaking and heart-warming, it is the incredibly uplifting life-story of a woman who refused to give up hope and always lives life with a smile upon her face.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Medical Sign Language

Easily Understood Definitions of Commonly Used Medical, Dental, and First Aid Terms

Author: W. Joseph Garcia

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780398048051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 711

View: 5347

Language Arts & Disciplines

Sign Language Interpreting

Theory and Practice in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Jemina Napier,Rachel Locker McKee,Della Goswell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862877801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 8958

This established textbook, now in its 2nd edition, concentrates on demonstrating how international best practice can operate in the specific local conditions in Australia and New Zealand.The authors expertise as leading Australasian sign language interpreter educators and practitioners, ensures their book integrates a deep knowledge of current international best practice into local conditions for sign language interpreting. This distinguishes it from other international texts on sign language interpreting which tend to reflect different linguistic, professional and training experiences and environments.Sign Language Interpreting provides an updated overview of the profession in Australia and New Zealand, introducing contemporary theoretical and applied aspects of interpreting practice. Drawing upon international and local sources, it discusses the interpreting process, the role of the interpreter, professionalism and ethics, as well as challenges and strategies for working in particular settings, and using specialist interpreting skills. Each chapter includes thought questions that guide readers to reflect on the information and issues presented.This book is a valuable resource for sign language and interpreting students, interpreters entering the profession, as well as a reference book for sign language interpreter practitioners, trainers and researchers.
Education

Deaf Gain

Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity

Author: H-Dirksen L. Bauman,Joseph J. Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816691210

Category: Education

Page: 568

View: 3076

Deaf people are usually regarded by the hearing world as having a lack, as missing a sense. Yet a definition of deaf people based on hearing loss obscures a wealth of ways in which societies have benefited from the significant contributions of deaf people. In this bold intervention into ongoing debates about disability and what it means to be human, experts from a variety of disciplines--neuroscience, linguistics, bioethics, history, cultural studies, education, public policy, art, and architecture--advance the concept of Deaf Gain and challenge assumptions about what is normal. Through their in-depth articulation of Deaf Gain, the editors and authors of this pathbreaking volume approach deafness as a distinct way of being in the world, one which opens up perceptions, perspectives, and insights that are less common to the majority of hearing persons. For example, deaf individuals tend to have unique capabilities in spatial and facial recognition, peripheral processing, and the detection of images. And users of sign language, which neuroscientists have shown to be biologically equivalent to speech, contribute toward a robust range of creative expression and understanding. By framing deafness in terms of its intellectual, creative, and cultural benefits, Deaf Gain recognizes physical and cognitive difference as a vital aspect of human diversity. Contributors: David Armstrong; Benjamin Bahan, Gallaudet U; Hansel Bauman, Gallaudet U; John D. Bonvillian, U of Virginia; Alison Bryan; Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Gallaudet U; Cindee Calton; Debra Cole; Matthew Dye, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Steve Emery; Ofelia García, CUNY; Peter C. Hauser, Rochester Institute of Technology; Geo Kartheiser; Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi; Christopher Krentz, U of Virginia; Annelies Kusters; Irene W. Leigh, Gallaudet U; Elizabeth M. Lockwood, U of Arizona; Summer Loeffler; Mara Lúcia Massuti, Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Donna A. Morere, Gallaudet U; Kati Morton; Ronice Müller de Quadros, U Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Donna Jo Napoli, Swarthmore College; Jennifer Nelson, Gallaudet U; Laura-Ann Petitto, Gallaudet U; Suvi Pylvänen, Kymenlaakso U of Applied Sciences; Antti Raike, Aalto U; Päivi Rainò, U of Applied Sciences Humak; Katherine D. Rogers; Clara Sherley-Appel; Kristin Snoddon, U of Alberta; Karin Strobel, U Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Hilary Sutherland; Rachel Sutton-Spence, U of Bristol, England; James Tabery, U of Utah; Jennifer Grinder Witteborg; Mark Zaurov.
Language Arts & Disciplines

British Sign Language [Book/DVD Pack]

Author: Paul Redfern,Laraine Callow

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9780340991329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 6365

All you need is this best-selling course. Learn everyday, useful BSL through real-life situations that make the grammar and vocabulary easy and memorable. Hundreds of line illustrations throughout the book and constant references to video clips on the DVD make learning fast and fun. British Sign Language (BSL) is used in the United Kingdom. The number of Deaf people in the UK using BSL has been put at about 50,000; there are in addition many more hearing people who use BSL to communicate with Deaf users. Sign languages are not related to spoken languages and BSL is completely different, for example, from American Sign Language. Sign language conveys meaning through the use of space and movement of the hands, body, face and head. We know that many hearing people are keen to learn BSL (it is a very popular evening class course, for example). But there is a lack of good teaching materials written in English for hearing learners of BSL, which this course fills. Get Started in British Sign Language follows the BSL curricula taught currently in colleges (Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People CACDP and Institute of BSL) and therefore will be able to be used as support material by learners, as well as providing a complete grounding in the structure and grammar of BSL. - has Deaf authenticity (a bit like a Black person writing a book on Black Culture) - It has a Deaf illustrator (how many BSL books are illustrated by a Deaf person ( Go on, check) - It has Deaf authors (Yes, go on and check! Authors, not 'contributors'!) - It has a DVD which can be downloaded to a phone, computer, TV, laptop (the possibilities are endless) - It's fun (just like the other Teach Yourself books) - The format is clear - lots of hand holding (you never need to ask 'what does this mean') - Only BSL experts who are deaf are used as authors and advisers (not hearing professors)
Language Arts & Disciplines

Open Your Eyes

Deaf Studies Talking

Author: H-Dirksen L. Bauman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 081664618X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

View: 7137

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session
Language Arts & Disciplines

Course in General Linguistics

Author: Ferdinand de Saussure

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472508823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1568

Ferdinand de Saussure is commonly regarded as one of the fathers of 20th Century Linguistics. His lectures, posthumously published as the Course in General Linguistics ushered in the structuralist mode which marked a key turning point in modern thought. Philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes, psychoanalysts such as Jacques Lacan, the anthropologist ClaudeLevi-Strauss and linguists such as Noam Chomsky all found an important influence for their work in the pages of Saussure's text. Published 100 years after Saussure's death, this new edition of Roy Harris's authoritative translation is now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series with a substantial new introduction exploring Saussure's contemporary influence and importance.
Reference

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Generalia, language and literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Stephen Willis

Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing

ISBN: 9781856043007

Category: Reference

Page: 1186

View: 8959

From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.
Language Arts & Disciplines

British Sign Language: Teach Yourself

Author: Paul Redfern

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444133918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 6969

Do you want to be able to understand and use British Sign Language confidently? All you need is this best-selling course. Learn everyday, useful BSL through real-life situations that make the grammar and vocabulary easy and memorable. Hundreds of line illustrations throughout the book and constant references to video clips make learning fast and fun. British Sign Language (BSL) is used in the United Kingdom. The number of Deaf people in the UK using BSL has been put at about 50,000; there are in addition many more hearing people who use BSL to communicate with Deaf users. Sign languages are not related to spoken languages and BSL is completely different, for example, from American Sign Language. Sign language conveys meaning through the use of space and movement of the hands, body, face and head. We know that many hearing people are keen to learn BSL (it is a very popular evening class course, for example). But there is a lack of good teaching materials written in English for hearing learners of BSL, which this course fills. Get Started in British Sign Language follows the BSL curricula taught currently in colleges (Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People CACDP and Institute of BSL) and therefore will be able to be used as support material by learners, as well as providing a complete grounding in the structure and grammar of BSL. Flexible Learn in your own time and at your own pace Time saving Learn quickly with one- and five-minute essentials Expert Written by Deaf authors Informative Sections of Deaf culture Jargon-free Learn the grammatical features of BSL with ease Practical Reinforce your learning with examples and exercises Authentic Learn everyday BSL through real-life situations Video Video clips provided throughout Teach Yourself British Sign Language includes: Chapter 1: Starting out with BSL structure Chapter 2: More about Deaf people Chapter 3: BSL Structures Chapter 4: Deaf culture and BSL etiquette Chapter 5: Introduction to facial expressions Chapter 6: Asking 'wh-' questions Chapter 7: Asking 'yes'/'no' questions Chapter 8: More about questions Chapter 9: How to use facial expressions Chapter 10: BSL mouth patterns Chapter 11: Starting out with fingerspelling Chapter 12: Learning to fingerspell Chapter 13: Reading fingerspelling Chapter 14: Fingerspelling signs Chapter 15: Using fingerspelling in conversation Chapter 16: Other fingerspelt words: months Chapter 17: Starting out with placement Chapter 18: Describing a room Chapter 19: Introduction to referent handshapes Chapter 20: Understanding switching Chapter 21: Describing a room from memory Chapter 22: Understanding someone describing a scene from memory Chapter 23: Starting out with directions Chapter 24: Directions - describing localities Chapter 25: Complex directions: adding more information Chapter 26: Using directions with landmarks Chapter 27: Colours Chapter 28: What next?