British Sign Language

Dictionary of British Sign Language/English

Author: David Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571143467

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 1084

View: 5353

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.

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: 9656

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.
Biography & Autobiography


The Portrait

Author: Rosalind Coward

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740747134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5876

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

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: 1715

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

The Sign Language Interpreting Studies Reader

Author: Cynthia B. Roy,Jemina Napier

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027268517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

View: 7408

In Sign Language Interpreting (SLI) there is a great need for a volume devoted to classic and seminal articles and essays dedicated to this specific domain of language interpreting. Students, educators, and practitioners will benefit from having access to a collection of historical and influential articles that contributed to the progress of the global SLI profession. In SLI there is a long history of outstanding research and scholarship, much of which is now out of print, or was published in obscure journals, or featured in publications that are no longer in print. These readings are significant to the progression of SLI as an academic discipline and a profession. As the years have gone by, many of these readings have been lost to students, educators, and practitioners because they are difficult to locate or unavailable, or because this audience simply does not know they exist. This volume brings together the seminal texts in our field that document the philosophical, evidence-based and analytical progression of SLI work.

Issues Unresolved

New Perspectives on Language and Deaf Education

Author: Amatzia Weisel

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563680670

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 8846

Of the more than 400 studies presented at the 18th International Congress on Education of the Deaf, the 20 most incisive papers were selected, rewritten, and edited to construct the trenchant volume Issues Unresolved: New Perspectives on Language and Deaf Education. The resulting book provocatively challenges the invested reader in four critical areas of deaf education worldwide. Part 1, Communication: Signed and Spoken Languages, addresses matters that range from considering critical periods for language acquisition, researched by Susan D. Fischer, to assessing the impact of immigration policies on the ethnic composition of Australia's deaf community, intriguing work by Jan Branson and Don Miller. Part 2, Communication: Accessibility to Speech, continues the debate with works on the perception of speech by deaf and hard of hearing children, contributed by Arthur Boothroyd, and automatic speech recognition and its applications, delineated by Harry Levitt. Educational issues are brought to the forefront in Part 3 in such engrossing studies as Lea Lurie and Alex Kozulin's discourse on the application of an instrumental-enrichment cognitive intervention program with deaf immigrant children from Ethiopia. Stephen Powers offers another perspective in this section with his retrospective evaluation of a distance education training course for teachers of the deaf. Part 4, Psychological and Social Adjustment reviews progress in this area, with Anne de Klerk's exposition on the Rotterdam Deaf Awareness Program, and Corinne J. Lewkowitz and Lynn S. Liben's research on the development of deaf and hearing children's sex-role attitudes and self-endorsements. These and the many other contributions by renowned international scholars in the field make Issues Unresolved a compelling new standard for all involved in deaf education.

Walford's guide to reference material

Generalia, language & literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Ray Prytherch,Stephen Willis

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9781856041379

Category: Reference

Page: 1148

View: 755


Die Brücke von San Luis Rey


Author: Thornton Wilder

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035695

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6949

Die Wiederentdeckung des größten Klassikers der amerikanischen Literatur – erstmalig seit 1929 in neuer Übersetzung. »Da ist ein Land der Lebenden und ein Land der Toten, und die Brücke zwischen ihnen ist die Liebe - das einzig Bleibende, der einzige Sinn.« Am 20. Juli 1714 stürzen in Peru fünf Menschen in den Tod, als eine von den Indios erbaute Hängebrücke reißt. Ein Franziskanermönch, Zeuge dieser Katastrophe, beginnt den Lebensgeschichten der Toten nachzuforschen. War alles blinder Zufall oder höhere Fügung? Doch je mehr Berichte, Anekdoten und Erinnerungen er zusammenträgt, desto weniger kann er einen höheren Sinn erkennen in dem, was diese Menschen antrieb: die Liebe in ihren unterschiedlichsten Formen. Und vielleicht ist diese Liebe das Einzige, was bleibt.

Computers Helping People with Special Needs

10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Klaus Miesenberger,Joachim Klaus,Wolfgang Zagler,Arthur Karshmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540360212

Category: Computers

Page: 1358

View: 4501

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2006, held in Linz, Austria, in July 2006. The 193 revised contributions presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers evaluate how various fields in computer science can contribute to helping people with various kinds of disabilities and impairment.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Translator and interpreter training

issues, methods and debates

Author: John Kearns

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: 9780826498069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

View: 3861

As a research area, education in the fields of translation and interpreting has received growing attention in recent years, with the increasing professionalization of the language-mediation sector demanding ever more highly trained employees with broader repertoires. This trend is evidenced in the present collection, which addresses issues in pedagogy in a variety of translation and interpreting domains. A global range of contributors discuss teaching, evaluation, professionalization and competence as they apply to an array of educational and linguistic situations. Translator and Interpreter Training: Issues, Methods and Debates presents an in-depth consideration of the issues involved in this area of translation and interpreting studies, and will be of interest to all students and academics working and researching in the field.

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

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony P. Harvey,L. J. Taylor,H. Drubba

Publisher: Amer Library Assn


Category: Reference

Page: 872

View: 5911

Provides an annotated list of reference works dealing with librarianship, reading, journalism, book, collecting, language, art, music, photography, and entertainment
Language Arts & Disciplines

VII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf : Washington, D.C. U.S.A., July 31-August 7, 1975;: full citizenship for all deaf people

VIIe Congrès Mondial de la Fédération Mondiale des Sourds : Washington, D.C., USA, 31 Juillet -Août 7, 1975 : la citoyenneté à part entière pour toutes les personnes sourdes

Author: World Federation of the Deaf,National Association of the Deaf

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 553

View: 346

Family & Relationships

Deafness, children, and the family

a guide to professional practice

Author: Jennifer Densham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857422214

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 210

View: 9488

Biography & Autobiography

Mit einem Schlag

Wie eine Hirnforscherin durch ihren Schlaganfall neue Dimensionen des Bewusstseins entdeckt

Author: Dr. Jill B. Taylor

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426401657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4415

Als die Hirnforscherin Jill B. Taylor einen Schlaganfall erleidet, erfährt sie am eigenen Körper, was Patienten erleben. Fasziniert beobachtet sie die Funktionsweise des Gehirns und gewährt damit einen bisher nie beschriebenen Innenblick. Ihr Schicksal zeigt aber auch, dass eine vollständige Genesung nach einem Schlaganfall möglich ist. Mit einem Schlag von Dr. Jill B. Taylor: als eBook erhätltlich!

Walford's guide to reference material

Generalia, language & literature, the arts

Author: Anthony Chalcraft,Albert John Walford,Ray Prytherch,Stephen Willis

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9780853655497

Category: Reference

Page: 1035

View: 2672

Social Science

Ethnographie der Gehörlosen

Kultur - Kommunikation - Gemeinschaft

Author: Anne C. Uhlig

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839417937

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 6455

Weltweit verstehen sich viele Gehörlose einer globalen Gemeinschaft, einer länderübergreifenden »Deaf Nation«, zugehörig. Trotz der Heterogenität ihres Lebensalltags und der Nutzung verschiedener Gebärdensprachen haben sie eines gemeinsam: die primär visuelle Wahrnehmung, die eine gänzlich andere Kulturproduktion und Sozialisierung als in der hörenden Mehrheitsgesellschaft bewirkt. In der Tradition einer klassischen ethnologischen Monographie beschreibt Anne C. Uhlig verschiedene Aspekte gehörloser Ethnizität, visueller Kultur, gehörloser Verwandtschaft und gebärdensprachiger Benennungssysteme. Dabei wird die kulturelle Auswirkung von Oralität und Signalität ebenso diskutiert wie Literatur in Gebärdensprache oder das Konzept der Deafhood. Ihre Studie beleuchtet außerdem Begegnungspraktiken, Festzyklen sowie Status- und Prestigeerwerb am Beispiel der deutschen Gehörlosengemeinschaft.

Blind or deaf jurors

Author: New South Wales. Law Reform Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blind

Page: 80

View: 5968