Learning to See

Learning to See
Author: Sherman Wilcox,Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
Publsiher: Gallaudet University Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9781563680595
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to See Book Excerpt:

As more and more secondary schools and colleges accept American Sign Language (ASL) as a legitimate choice for second language study, Learning to See has become even more vital in guiding instructors on the best ways to teach ASL as a second language. And now this groundbreaking book has been updated and revised to reflect the significant gains in recognition that deaf people and their native language, ASL, have achieved in recent years. Learning to See lays solid groundwork for teaching and studying ASL by outlining the structure of this unique visual language. Myths and misconceptions about ASL are laid to rest at the same time that the fascinating, multifaceted elements of Deaf culture are described. Students will be able to study ASL and gain a thorough understanding of the cultural background, which will help them to grasp the language more easily. An explanation of the linguistic basis of ASL follows, leading into the specific, and above all, useful information on teaching techniques. This practical manual systematically presents the steps necessary to design a curriculum for teaching ASL, including the special features necessary for training interpreters. The new Learning to See again takes its place at the forefront of texts on teaching ASL as a second language, and it will prove to be indispensable to educators and administrators in this special discipline.

Signing the Body Poetic

Signing the Body Poetic
Author: Dirksen Bauman,Heidi Rose,Jennifer Nelson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2006-12-20
ISBN: 0520935918
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signing the Body Poetic Book Excerpt:

This unique collection of essays, accompanied by a pioneering DVD, at last brings a dazzling view of the literary, social, and performative aspects of American Sign Language to a wide audience. The book presents the work of a renowned and diverse group of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing scholars who examine original ASL poetry, narrative, and drama. The DVD showcases the poems and narratives under discussion in their original form, providing access to them for hearing non-signers for the first time. Together, the book and DVD provide new insight into the history, culture, and creative achievements of the deaf community while expanding the scope of the visual and performing arts, literary criticism, and comparative literature.

Baby Signing For Dummies

Baby Signing For Dummies
Author: Jennifer Watson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2011-04-20
ISBN: 1118068556
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Signing For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Have you thought about signing with your baby or toddler? Parents and caregivers are discovering the benefits of using American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with children long before they can speak. Some studies show that signing babies talk sooner, have larger vocabularies, and have fewer tantrums! Baby Signing For Dummies gives you the skills to connect in a meaningful way with your hearing baby or toddler. Packed with more than 150 illustrated signs, this friendly, easy-to-follow guide shows you how to use simple hand gestures and baby-specific signing techniques to start interacting with your baby. Every sign is accompanied by step-by-step directions and an illustration—from meeting and greeting, people, and mealtime signs to clothes, animals, outdoor signs, and, of course, bath time and bedtime. You’ll discover how to: Introduce signs to your baby Incorporate signing into daily life Make everyday events easier with signs Overcome stumbling blocks Decrease fussing and crying through signing Help your baby sign combinations of words Keep your baby safe with signing Get the whole family involved Find outside help (Web sites, videos, and signing schools and courses) Complete with illustrations of the entire ASL alphabet, signing dos and don’ts, and ten songs to sign along with, Baby Signing For Dummies is the key to enhancing communication with your child and increasing his/her intelligence in a simple, fun, and rewarding way!

Sign Language Ideologies in Practice

Sign Language Ideologies in Practice
Author: Annelies Kusters,Mara Green,Erin Moriarty,Kristin Snoddon
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-08-10
ISBN: 1501510029
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sign Language Ideologies in Practice Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on how sign language ideologies influence, manifest in, and are challenged by communicative practices. Sign languages are minority languages using the visual-gestural and tactile modalities, whose affordances are very different from those of spoken languages using the auditory-oral modality.

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes
Author: H-Dirksen L. Bauman
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-11-30
ISBN: 1452913412
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Your Eyes Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking volume introduces readers to the key concepts and debates in deaf studies, offering perspectives on the relevance and richness of deaf ways of being in the world. In Open Your Eyes, leading and emerging scholars, the majority of whom are deaf, consider physical and cultural boundaries of deaf places and probe the complex intersections of deaf identities with gender, sexuality, disability, family, and race. Together, they explore the role of sensory perception in constructing community, redefine literacy in light of signed languages, and delve into the profound medical, social, and political dimensions of the disability label often assigned to deafness. Moving beyond proving the existence of deaf culture, Open Your Eyes shows how the culture contributes vital insights on issues of identity, language, and power, and, ultimately, challenges our culture’s obsession with normalcy. Contributors: Benjamin Bahan, Gallaudet U; Douglas C. Baynton, U of Iowa; Frank Bechter, U of Chicago; MJ Bienvenu, Gallaudet U; Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Ohio State U; Lennard J. Davis, U of Illinois, Chicago; Lindsay Dunn, Gallaudet U; Lawrence Fleischer, California State U, Northridge; Genie Gertz, California State U, Northridge; Hilde Haualand, FAFO Institute; Robert Hoffmeister, Boston U; Tom Humphries, U of California, San Diego; Arlene Blumenthal Kelly, Gallaudet U; Marlon Kuntze, U of California, Berkeley; Paddy Ladd, U of Bristol; Harlan Lane, Northeastern U; Joseph J. Murray, U of Iowa; Carol Padden, U of California, San Diego.

Baby Signing for Dummies

Baby Signing for Dummies
Author: Janell Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2008-08-28
ISBN: 9780470435779
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Signing for Dummies Book Excerpt:

Critical Perspectives on Plurilingualism in Deaf Education

Critical Perspectives on Plurilingualism in Deaf Education
Author: Kristin Snoddon,Joanne C. Weber
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN: 180041076X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Perspectives on Plurilingualism in Deaf Education Book Excerpt:

This book is the first edited international volume focused on critical perspectives on plurilingualism in deaf education, which encompasses education in and out of schools and across the lifespan. The book provides a critical overview and snapshot of the use of sign languages in education for deaf children today and explores contemporary issues in education for deaf children such as bimodal bilingualism, translanguaging, teacher education, sign language interpreting and parent sign language learning. The research presented in this book marks a significant development in understanding deaf children's language use and provides insights into the flexibility and pragmatism of young deaf people and their families’ communicative practices. It incorporates the views of young deaf people and their parents regarding their language use that are rarely visible in the research to date.

Signs of Rebirth

Signs of Rebirth
Author: Russell S. Kane
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN: 1475978715
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signs of Rebirth Book Excerpt:

Reggie “Rego” Kelleher is a deaf American Sign Language professor who is very unhappy with his girlfriend and how he is living his life. He has closed himself off emotionally to everyone except his parents. He is shocked by a conversation he has with his father who reveals to him a secret about the family that rocks him to the core. Then, he has a harrowing near-death experience which forces him to re-evaluate his life’s priorities. After being in a coma and meeting his deceased relatives along with a totally unexpected visitor from the beyond, he comes out a much changed person with a new romantic interest and a brand-new outlook on his job at a community college in Las Vegas.

The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia

The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
Author: Genie Gertz,Patrick Boudreault
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1107
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 1483346471
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The time has come for a new in-depth encyclopedic collection of articles defining the current state of Deaf Studies at an international level and using the critical and intersectional lens encompassing the field. The emergence of Deaf Studies programs at colleges and universities and the broadened knowledge of social sciences (including but not limited to Deaf History, Deaf Culture, Signed Languages, Deaf Bilingual Education, Deaf Art, and more) have served to expand the activities of research, teaching, analysis, and curriculum development. The field has experienced a major shift due to increasing awareness of Deaf Studies research since the mid-1960s. The field has been further influenced by the Deaf community’s movement, resistance, activism and politics worldwide, as well as the impact of technological advances, such as in communications, with cell phones, computers, and other devices. A major goal of this new encyclopedia is to shift focus away from the “Medical/Pathological Model” that would view Deaf individuals as needing to be “fixed” in order to correct hearing and speaking deficiencies for the sole purpose of assimilating into mainstream society. By contrast, The Deaf Studies Encyclopedia seeks to carve out a new and critical perspective on Deaf Studies with the focus that the Deaf are not a people with a disability to be treated and “cured” medically, but rather, are members of a distinct cultural group with a distinct and vibrant community and way of being.

Parallel Views

Parallel Views
Author: The French American Foundation,French-American Foundation
Publsiher: Gallaudet University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781563680304
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Views Book Excerpt:

Education and Access for Deaf People in France and the United States

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy
Author: Russell S. Rosen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN: 1315406802
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is the first reference of its kind, presenting contributions from leading experts in the field of sign language pedagogy. The Handbook fills a significant gap in the growing field of sign language pedagogy, compiling all essential aspects of current trends and empirical research in teaching, curricular design, and assessment in one volume. Each chapter includes historical perspectives, core issues, research approaches, key findings, pedagogical implications, future research direction, and additional references. The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is an essential reference for sign language teachers, practitioners, and researchers in applied sign linguistics and first, second, and additional language learning.

Teaching and Learning Signed Languages

Teaching and Learning Signed Languages
Author: D. McKee,R. Rosen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2014-02-27
ISBN: 1137312491
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Learning Signed Languages Book Excerpt:

Teaching and Learning Signed Languages examines current practices, contexts, and the research nexus in the teaching and learning of signed languages, offering a contemporary, international survey of innovations in this field.

Educating Deaf Learners

Educating Deaf Learners
Author: Harry Knoors,Marc Marschark
Publsiher: Perspectives on Deafness
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0190215194
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating Deaf Learners Book Excerpt:

Education for deaf learners has gone through significant changes over the past three decades. The needs of many have changed considerably. But deaf learners are not hearing learners who cannot hear. This volume adopts a broad, international perspective, capturing the complexities and commonalities in the developmental mosaic of deaf learners.

Professional Boxing

Professional Boxing
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boxing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Boxing Book Excerpt:

Professional Boxing Pursuant to S Res 262 on S 1182 a bill to curb monopolistic control of professional boxing to establish within the Department of Justice the Office of the National Boxing Commissioner and for other purposes Liston Clay fight March 24 25 26 30 and 31 1964

Professional Boxing  Pursuant to S  Res  262 on S  1182  a bill to curb monopolistic control of professional boxing  to establish within the Department of Justice the Office of the National Boxing Commissioner  and for other purposes  Liston Clay fight  March 24  25  26  30  and 31  1964
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boxing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Boxing Pursuant to S Res 262 on S 1182 a bill to curb monopolistic control of professional boxing to establish within the Department of Justice the Office of the National Boxing Commissioner and for other purposes Liston Clay fight March 24 25 26 30 and 31 1964 Book Excerpt:

Professional Boxing

Professional Boxing
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boxing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Boxing Book Excerpt:

Considers organized crime's alleged attempts to "fix" championship middleweight fights.

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1758
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative procedure
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Book Excerpt:

Teach Your Baby to Sign Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Teach Your Baby to Sign  Revised and Updated 2nd Edition
Author: Monica Beyer
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1627887199
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teach Your Baby to Sign Revised and Updated 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Better communication is right around the corner with Teach Your Baby to Sign. You may feel like you can't possibly be any closer with your young child, but the truth is, you can—through sign language. The gift of signing helps children communicate well before they have the verbal ability to do so. Whether you have a young child who hasn't started talking yet, or a child with special needs, signing can open the door to better understanding and connection. In this revised and updated edition of the original Teach Your Baby to Sign, you'll find more than 200 easy-to-learn signs—all beautifully illustrated!—that you and your child can use to enhance your communication and understand more fully what your little one wants and needs. From more, please, and help, to diaper, drink, and go, you'll see just how useful it is to truly understand what your child needs, instead of just guessing. Parenting expert Monica Beyer provides you with 30 new pages of content, including new signs, photographs, and illustrations, as well as an improved layout (popular signs and opposites, such as on/off, listed first in each chapter). You'll find it easy to navigate and begin signing right away. On top of that, you'll find tips and activities to keep you and your child motivated, so that sign language becomes a welcome part of your daily life!

Baby Sign Language Basics

Baby Sign Language Basics
Author: Monta Z. Briant
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 1401954812
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Sign Language Basics Book Excerpt:

In this newly expanded edition, a renowned baby-signing expert provides more than 300 American Sign Language (ASL) signs, illustrated with the same clear, easy-to-understand photos and descriptions. Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe to the miracle of signing with their babies—and left them wanting more! Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are also included to make learning fun and to quickly open up two-way communication. Parents will meet real signing families and learn how to make sign language a part of their everyday interactions with their children. Also included is a video signing dictionary featuring all the signs from the book. Just point and click, and see the sign you want to learn come alive! This is a must-have for all parents, grandparents, and anyone else who spends time with preverbal children. After all, what parent or caregiver doesn’t want to know what their baby is trying to tell them? Now includes streaming video, additional tips, advice, and updated resources!

Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language Education

Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language Education
Author: Judith W. Rosenthal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 113567664X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language Education Book Excerpt:

This volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date description of the wide array of second language programs currently available to undergraduate students in the United States and abroad. It brings together, for the first time, detailed descriptions of programs in foreign language, English as a second language (ESL), dual language (bilingual), American Sign Language, Native American, and heritage languages. Addressing both theory and practice, the volume presents the historical development, current practices, and future directions of each type of program, along with detailed case studies. For second language teachers, academic administrators, and teacher educators, this Handbook provides information that will be useful in making instructional and programmatic planning decisions.