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Sign Language Companion

Author : Cath Smith
ISBN : 0285633333
Genre : British Sign Language
File Size : 25.49 MB
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An easy-to-follow guide to sign language, providing over 400 illustrations to demonstrate common signs and grouping signs. Sign Language Companion is formatted in groups of linked ideas to allow the development of real conversations immediately.British Sign Language (BSL) is Britain's fourth most popular language, and for the Deaf community it is the most fluent means of communication and the most direct way for hearing people to interact with the deaf. Sign Language Companion is for all BSL students and covers topics from:Getting to know you.Sharing ideas and interests.Sharing feelings and building relationships.Food and drink.This is an invaluable reference for all learners of BSL, of any age, to which they can return again and again.
Category: British Sign Language

The Blackwell Companion To Phonology 5 Volume Set

Author : Marc van Oostendorp
ISBN : 9781405184236
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 58.60 MB
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Available online or as a five-volume print set, "The Blackwell Companion to Phonology" is a major reference work drawing together 124 new contributions from leading international scholars in the field. It will be indispensable to students and researchers in the field for years to come. Key Features: Full explorations of all the most important ideas and key developments in the field Documents major insights into human language gathered by phonologists in past decades; highlights interdisciplinary connections, such as the social and computational sciences; and examines statistical and experimental techniques Offers an overview of theoretical positions and ongoing debates within phonology at the beginning of the twenty-first century An extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research - ideal for advanced undergraduates through to faculty and researchers Publishing simultaneously in print and online; visit www.companiontophonology.com for full details Additional features of the online edition (ISBN: 978-1-4443-3526-2): Powerful searching, browsing, and cross-referencing capabilities, including Open URL linking, with all entries classified by key topic, subject, place, people, and period For those institutions already subscribing to "Blackwell Reference Online," it offers fully integrated and searchable content with the comprehensive "Handbooks in Linguistics" series
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Companion To Semiotics And Linguistics

Author : Paul Cobley
ISBN : 9781134545476
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 64.9 MB
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The Routledge Companion to Semiotics and Linguistics opens up the world of semiotics and linguistics for newcomers to the discipline, and provides a useful ready-reference for the more advanced student.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bloomsbury Companion To Phonology

Author : Nancy C. Kula
ISBN : 9780826434234
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32.40 MB
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The essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics in phonology. >
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

British Sign Language For Dummies

Author : City Lit
ISBN : 9781119992165
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 79.7 MB
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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: http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileyblackwell/BSLcorrectionslip.pdf Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sign Language For Everyone

Author : Cathy Rice
ISBN : NWU:35556000505628
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 73.28 MB
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More than six hundred drawings show the hand signs for words, including Christian terms, basic to communicating with the deaf and teach readers how to think of words as if deaf
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Oxford Companion To The English Language

Author : Tom McArthur
ISBN : 0199661286
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 59.55 MB
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The Oxford Companion to the English Language provides an authoritative single-volume source of information about the English language. It is intended both for reference and for browsing. The first edition of this landmark Companion, published in 1998, adopted a strong international perspective, covering topics from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. It succinctly described and discussed the English language at the end of the twentieth century, including its distribution and varieties, its cultural, political, and educational impact worldwide, its nature, origins, and prospects, and its pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, word-formation, and usage. This new edition notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of technological advances on the English language. More than 130 new entries include African American English, British Sign Language, China English, digital literacy, multimodality, social networking, superdiversity, and text messaging, among many others. It also includes new biographical entries on key individuals who have had an impact on the English language in recent decades, including Beryl (Sue) Atkins, Adam Kilgariff, and John Sinclair. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for any general reader with an interest in language.
Category: Literary Collections

American Sign Language

Author : Charlotte Lee Baker-Shenk
ISBN : 093032384X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 49.52 MB
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The videocassettes illustrate dialogues for the text it accompanies, and also provides ASL stories, poems and dramatic prose for classroom use. Each dialogue is presented three times to allow the student to "converse with" each signer. Also demonstrates the grammar and structure of sign language. The teacher's text on grammar and culture focuses on the use of three basic types of sentences, four verb inflections, locative relationships and pronouns, etc. by using sign language. The teacher's text on curriculum and methods gives guidelines on teaching American Sign Language and Structured activities for classroom use.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Advances In The Sign Language Development Of Deaf Children

Author : Professor of Speech Language and Hearing Science Brenda Schick
ISBN : 9780195180947
Genre : Education
File Size : 29.33 MB
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The authors provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, & the processes of semantic, syntactic, & pragmatic development in sign.
Category: Education

Word Signs

Author : Debby Slier
ISBN : 1563680483
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 81.87 MB
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Provides words, illustrations, and sign language for common objects.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography

Author : Howard Jackson
ISBN : 9781441144140
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 84.91 MB
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Lexicography offers the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study. Each companion is a comprehensive reference resource featuring an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. Lexicography, as the practice of compiling dictionaries, has a long tradition that has been, for much of the time, largely independent of linguistics. The direct influence of linguistics on lexicography goes back around 50 years, though longer in the case of learners' dictionaries. The present volume aims to reflect on the research that has been and is being done in lexicography and to point the way forward. It also tackles the critique of dictionaries in the electronic medium, the future of historical lexicography in the electronic mode with special reference to the online Oxford English Dictionary, and on e-lexicography in general.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Companion To The Horror Film

Author : Harry M. Benshoff
ISBN : 9781118883495
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 64.16 MB
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This cutting-edge collection features original essays by eminent scholars on one of cinema's most dynamic and enduringly popular genres, covering everything from the history of horror movies to the latest critical approaches. Contributors include many of the finest academics working in the field, as well as exciting younger scholars Varied and comprehensive coverage, from the history of horror to broader issues of censorship, gender, and sexuality Covers both English-language and non-English horror film traditions Key topics include horror film aesthetics, theoretical approaches, distribution, art house cinema, ethnographic surrealism, and horror's relation to documentary film practice A thorough treatment of this dynamic film genre suited to scholars and enthusiasts alike
Category: Performing Arts

Clinical Companion For Fundamentals Of Nursing E Book

Author : Patricia A. Potter
ISBN : 9780323187008
Genre : Medical
File Size : 77.35 MB
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A concise, pocket-sized nursing reference, Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing: Just the Facts, 8th Edition provides quick access to all of the information you'll need to know in your clinicals. A streamlined format organizes content by body system, using tables, boxes and bulleted lists to simplify lookup. From definitions and abbreviations to dosage calculations and lab values, this pocket guide presents the most up-to-date guidelines and clinical information in a popular, quick-reference format! The concise, pocket-sized format ensures portability for use in the clinical setting. Content is presented in tabular, list, and outline format for quick and easy retrieval. A body-systems organization makes it easy to locate specific information, including basic assessment and infection control guidelines, diagnostic tests, basic emergency care procedures, and more. Chapter outlines with corresponding page numbers provide quick, easy access to information. Basic facts and figures provide the valuable background frequently needed in early clinical experiences. Abbreviation guidelines are included. An English-to-Spanish Translation Guide helps you communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Thoroughly updated information reflects current nursing practice. New 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines are included. The latest information on infection control is included. Updates include the newest information on pressure ulcers. Includes the latest NANDA diagnoses.
Category: Medical

Oxford Companion To Emotion And The Affective Sciences

Author : David Sander
ISBN : 9780191021015
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 61.71 MB
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Few areas have witnessed the type of growth we have seen in the affective sciences in the past decades. Across psychology, philosophy, economics, and neuroscience, there has been an explosion of interest in the topic of emotion and affect. Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-use, the new Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences is an indispensable resource for all who wish to find out about theories, concepts, methods, and research findings in this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field - one that brings together, amongst others, psychologists, neuroscientists, social scientists, philosophers, and historians. Organized by alphabetical entries, and presenting brief definitions, concise overviews, and encyclopaedic articles (all with extensive references to relevant publications), this Companion lends itself to casual browsing by non-specialists interested in the fascinating phenomena of emotions, moods, affect disorders, and personality as well as to focused search for pertinent information by students and established scholars in the field. Not only does the book provide entries on affective phenomena, but also on their neural underpinnings, their cognitive antecedents and the associated responses in physiological systems, facial, vocal, and bodily expressions, and action tendencies. Numerous entries also consider the role of emotion in society and social behavior, as well as in cognitive processes such as those critical for perception, attention, memory, judgement and decision-making. The volume has been edited by a group of internationally leading authorities in the respective disciplines consisting of two editors (David Sander and Klaus Scherer) as well as group of 11 associate editors (John T. Cacioppo, Tim Dalgleish, Robert Dantzer, Richard J. Davidson, Ronald B. de Sousa, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Nico Frijda, George Loewenstein, Paula M. Niedenthal, Peter Salovey, and Richard A. Shweder). The members of the editorial board have commissioned and reviewed contributions from major experts on specific topics. In addition to comprehensive coverage of technical terms and fundamental issues, the volume also highlights current debates that inform the ongoing research process. In addition, the Companion contains a wealth of material on the role of emotion in applied domains such as economic behaviour, music and arts, work and organizational behaviour, family interactions and group dynamics, religion, law and justice, and societal change. Highly accessible and wide-ranging, this book is a vital resource for scientists, students, and professionals eager to obtain a rapid, conclusive overview on central terms and topics and anyone wanting to learn more about the mechanisms underlying the emotions dominating many aspects of our lives.
Category: Psychology

A Companion To The Philosophy Of Time

Author : Adrian Bardon
ISBN : 9781118522059
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 45.10 MB
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents the broadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissioned articles - written by an international line-up of experts – provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialists alike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of time currently available The first collection to tackle the historical development of the philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporary work Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, covering history of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of the physical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished, well-established scholars and rising stars in the field
Category: Philosophy

Computers Helping People With Special Needs

Author : Klaus Miesenberger
ISBN : 9783540223344
Genre : Computers
File Size : 31.94 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2004, held in Paris, France, in July 2004. The 172 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. Among the technical fields evaluated are information systems, Web and Internet, the information society, computer-assisted education, human-computer interaction, interface design, virtual reality, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, assistive technology, multimedia, display technology, haptic computing, audio interfaces, and societal and administrative issues.
Category: Computers

A Companion To The Anthropology Of Education

Author : Bradley A. Levinson
ISBN : 9781444396706
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 23.62 MB
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes
Category: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion To Chomsky

Author : James McGilvray
ISBN : 052178431X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 27.46 MB
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A comprehensive and accessible companion to the various aspects of Noam Chomsky's work.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Little Red Riding Hood

Author : Harry Bornstein
ISBN : 0930323637
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 20.43 MB
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The well-known fairy tale about a little girl who meets a wolf posing as her grandmother, accompanied by diagrams showing how to form the Signed English signs for each word of the text.
Category: Juvenile Fiction