British Sign Language For Dummies

Author: City Lit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 3964

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

Dialect in Film and Literature

Author: Jane Hodson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137393947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 7540

What is a dialect? How are dialects represented in film and literature? How can they be analysed? In the first textbook to cover dialect representation in both film and literature, Jane Hodson explores why and how different varieties of English are used. In order to link the concepts to actual usage, illustrative examples of popular films, classic novels and poems are discussed throughout the text. Dialect in Film and Literature: • examines the key differences between the handling of dialect in literature and film • draws on recent work in linguistics to examine a range of topics, including metalanguage, identity and authenticity • includes useful teaching resources, such as exercises and suggestions for further reading Written for students of English language and literature, this is a lively introduction to the fascinating field of dialect representation.


Author: Gill Kennard,Thelma Grove,Signalong Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902317045

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 113

View: 5295

Mental health and deafness

Author: Peter Hindley,Nick Kitson

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 5896

This is an introductory text to mental health and deaf people for care workers and mental health workers, both those familiar with deaf people but not with mental health and those familiar with mental health but not with deaf people. The first section, Assessment, includes topics ranging from child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, children who are deaf and have multiple disabilities, addictive behaviour and deafness, to maltreatment of deaf children. The second section, Management and Intervention, discusses subjects which include: interpreters in mental health settings, educational interventions, family therapy and drug treatments.

Sign Language

My First 100 Words

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9780545056571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1637

Featuring illustrations and a simple kid-friendly design, this reference book for the youngest readers makes learning sign language fun and easy.

My First Signs

Author: Annie Kubler

Publisher: Childs Play Intl Ltd


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 1401

Shows how to sign thirty-five basic words in American Sign Language, such as house, cat, and mother, using illustrations of children and arrows. On board pages.

Can I Tell You about Autism?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Author: Jude Welton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781849054539

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 3817

A boy named Tom describes what life with autism is like, explains the challenges he faces, and suggests ways for parents and educators to help those who suffer from the condition.

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: 5253

Let's Sign

For Work : a BSL Guide for Service Providers

Author: Cath Smith

Publisher: Let's Sign

ISBN: 9781905913039

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 127

View: 2795

Building Blocks for Communication

Activities for Promoting Language and Communication Skills in Children with Special Educational Needs

Author: Amy Eleftheriades

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351697854

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 8928

This practical book provides school staff with lots of LEGO activities to use with children of all ages (5-16) to improve communication skills. Whether it is whole class doing group building activities to encourage collaborative working or paired work to target specific communication difficulties, this book is packed full of engaging, fun activities to suit all ages and abilities. LEGO never fails to entertain. Designed to look like play, each activity is structured to target the development of particular skills needed for successful learners, including many that focus on basic literacy and numeracy vocabulary.

Australian Sign Language (Auslan)

An introduction to sign language linguistics

Author: Trevor Johnston,Adam Schembri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139459631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2429

This is first comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of Auslan, the sign language of Australia. Assuming no prior background in language study, it explores each key aspect of the structure of Auslan, providing an accessible overview of its grammar (how sentences are structured), phonology (the building blocks of signs), morphology (the structure of signs), lexicon (vocabulary), semantics (how meaning is created), and discourse (how Auslan is used in context). The authors also discuss a range of myths and misunderstandings about sign languages, provide an insight into the history and development of Auslan, and show how Auslan is related to other sign languages, such as those used in Britain, the USA and New Zealand. Complete with clear illustrations of the signs in use and useful further reading lists, this is an ideal resource for anyone interested in Auslan, as well as those seeking a clear, general introduction to sign language linguistics.

Baby Hands: Learn to Communicate With Your Baby With Sign Language

Author: Jackie Durnin

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 1743340540

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 106

View: 3391

Learn how to communicate with your preverbal baby using baby sign language. The gift of communication between parents and their babies is one of life's true joys. With this exciting book, the process of communicating with your baby could happen sooner than you think! By introducing simple sign language into your home, your baby will soon be communicating what they want and need before they can speak! Studies in baby sign language have highlighted numerous benefits including: • Reduced frustration for Mum, Dad, baby and child care workers. • Advanced early literacy skills. • Improved memory. • Accelerated speech. • Stimulated brain development. "What a brilliant idea. I only wish Australian Baby Hands had been around when my children were tiny. Simple to understand, and helpful on so many levels. More than that, an Australian first!" —Lisa Wilkinson, Executive Editor of Madison Magazine, editor at large Australian Women's Weekly, host of Weekend Sunrise Please note: This book is based on AUSLAN – Australian sign language.

The Alphabet Set

Author: Matt Lumby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993282904


Page: 26

View: 5807

"Elemenno Pee is all mixed up and doesn't know where he belongs. With a little help and a good sing-along, can he find his place among his friends?" 'The Alphabet Set' is aimed at younger children, from pre-schoolers through to Key Stage 1. It brings to life the sounds, shapes and rhythms of the alphabet, as letters become characters with personalities of their own.