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Dictionary of British Sign Language English

Dictionary of British Sign Language English Author David Brien
ISBN-10 0571143466
Release 1992
Pages 1084
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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.

Understanding Deaf Culture

Understanding Deaf Culture Author Dr. Paddy Ladd
ISBN-10 9781847696892
Release 2003-02-18
Pages 526
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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.


Diana Author Rosalind Coward
ISBN-10 9780740747137
Release 2004-09-01
Pages 368
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Supplemented by many never before published photographs, offers a personal look at the woman known for her humanitarian inspiration to the world.

British Sign Language

British Sign Language Author Dorothy Miles
ISBN-10 0563211342
Release 1988
Pages 141
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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.

British Sign Language For Dummies

British Sign Language For Dummies Author City Lit
ISBN-10 9781119992165
Release 2010-12-13
Pages 330
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Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and CD-Rom This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the companion CD-Rom features real-life BSL conversations in action to further your understanding. With these practical tools, you’ll become an expert signer in no time! British Sign Language For Dummies includes: Starting to sign – learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going Learning everyday BSL – develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language Getting out and about – sign with confidence in a wide range of real-life situations, from travelling to dating Looking into Deaf life – learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they’ve adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs For corrections to this book, please click here: Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version

Let s Sign Pocket Dictionary

Let s Sign Pocket Dictionary Author Cath Smith
ISBN-10 9780954238469
Release 2005
Pages 404
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Let s Sign Pocket Dictionary has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Let s Sign Pocket Dictionary also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Let s Sign Pocket Dictionary book for free.

Signs Make Sense

Signs Make Sense Author Cath Smith
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017955355
Release 1990
Pages 128
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Guide to some useful signs in British Sign Language (BSL).

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes Author H-Dirksen L. Bauman
ISBN-10 9780816646180
Release 2008
Pages 349
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Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session

Sign Language

Sign Language Author Roland Pfau
ISBN-10 9783110261325
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 1138
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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.

The Linguistics of British Sign Language

The Linguistics of British Sign Language Author Rachel Sutton-Spence
ISBN-10 052163718X
Release 1999-03-18
Pages 299
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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

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage Author Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia
ISBN-10 9781466642348
Release 2013-06-30
Pages 369
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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.

When the Mind Hears

When the Mind Hears Author Harlan Lane
ISBN-10 9780307874719
Release 2010-08-04
Pages 560
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The authoritative statement on the deaf, their education, and their struggle against prejudice. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Theology without Words

Theology without Words Author Wayne Morris
ISBN-10 9781317011071
Release 2016-02-17
Pages 192
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This book is a study of a Christian theology without words, focussing on theology in the Deaf Community. Deaf people's first and preferred method of communication is not English or any other spoken language, but British Sign Language - a language that cannot be written down. Deaf people of faith attend church on a regular basis, profess faith in God and have developed unique approaches to doing theology. While most Western theology is word-centred and is either expressed through or dependent on written texts, theology in the Deaf Community is largely non-written. This book presents and examines some of that theology from the Deaf Community and argues that written texts are not necessary for creative theological debate, a deep spirituality or for ideas about God to develop.

British Sign Language Book DVD Pack

British Sign Language  Book DVD Pack Author Paul Redfern
ISBN-10 0340991321
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 208
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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)

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies Author Eleni Orfanidou
ISBN-10 9781118271421
Release 2015-03-16
Pages 384
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Research Methods in Sign Language Studies is a landmark work on sign language research, which spans the fields of linguistics, experimental and developmental psychology, brain research, and language assessment. It summarizes all relevant methodologies in sign language research and provides a detailed synopsis of how to do necessary research. In 20 chapters, it examines a broad range of topics, including ethical and political issues, key methodologies, and the collection of linguistic, cognitive, neuroscientific, and neuropsychological data. Each chapter is written by a top researcher on the subject and provides tips and recommendations to improve research quality at all levels. The book is innovative and contemporary in tone and ideology. It encourages readers to approach sign languages from the perspective of diversity rather than disability and is the first volume to bring together work focusing on methodology from both hearing and deaf researchers in sign language studies. Integrating research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa, this is an essential reference for any student or researcher who requires the most comprehensive and up-to-date information in the field.

Sign in Sight

Sign in Sight Author Cath Smith
ISBN-10 0285651005
Release 1992
Pages 128
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This book provides an overview of the deaf experience which is essential to an understanding of the language. It reveals what it means to be deaf in a hearing society, and introduces some of the interest and social groups within the deaf community.

Medical Sign Language

Medical Sign Language Author W. Joseph Garcia
ISBN-10 0398048053
Release 1983-01-01
Pages 711
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Medical Sign Language has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Medical Sign Language also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Medical Sign Language book for free.