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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

Author : Richard A. Tennant
ISBN : 1563680432
Genre : Education
File Size : 70.33 MB
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Organizes 1,600-plus ASL signs by 40 basic hand shapes rather than in alphabetical word order. This format allows users to search for a sign that they recognize but whose meaning they have forgotten or for the meaning of a new sign they have seen for the first time. The entries include descriptions of how to form each sign to represent the varying terms they might mean. Index of English glosses only. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Education

The American Sign Language Handshape Starter

Author : Richard A. Tennant
ISBN : 1563681307
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 35.42 MB
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Beginning signers can now improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook. Illustrates 800 common signs organized by topics including food, travel, family, sports and more. 800 illustrations.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The American Sign Language Handshape Flash Cards

Author : Richard A. Tennant
ISBN : 1563681242
Genre : Education
File Size : 47.24 MB
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Illustrations of 250 of the most commonly used ASL signs, arranged according to 40 standard ASL handshapes, with all of the English words each sign represents listed on the back of each card. Includes instructions for using the flash cards to teach and learn ASL.
Category: Education

The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book

Author : Linda Lascelle Hillebrand
ISBN : 1563683105
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 57.48 MB
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The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book features 54 different puzzles to help students learn, review, and strengthen their signing vocabulary. Inspired by the bestselling dictionary, this unique workbook offers a variety of puzzles at three different levels — easy, medium, and difficult. Author Linda Lascelle Hillebrand provides a concise explanation of the basic handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL), then invites readers to have fun while solving all sorts of sign puzzles. Users can practice sign identification with Crossword and Word Search puzzles that have signs as clues rather than words. Easy puzzles show as few as six signs while advanced puzzles contain as many as 30 signs each. Some of the crossword puzzles provide spaces both across and down for the multiple meanings that many signs can represent. Handshape Order puzzles require users to identify the handshape of the sign in an illustration, then list the sign’s meaning in English. Match puzzles also challenge readers to find corresponding signs for English glosses. Solutions to It Doesn’t Belong and Sign Description puzzles depend upon knowing the parameters of ASL signs—handshape, orientation, location, and movement—to deduce which word in a list doesn’t belong, and to write the English word for the described signs. The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book is a new, different, and entertaining way to practice ASL that students of all ages are sure to enjoy.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Canadian Dictionary Of Asl

Author : Carole Sue Bailey
ISBN : 0888643004
Genre : Reference
File Size : 45.1 MB
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The Canadian Dictionary of ASL offers clear illustrations and sign descriptions alongside English definitions, making it a valuable reference for Deaf and hearing users alike. Features of the Dictionary include: easy-to-understand illustrations for every sign; specific written instructions for forming the sign; definitions, parts of speech, usage notes; tips on how to use the signs in visual conversation; and regional variations of signs. Separate sections are included on: fingerspelling, ASL handshapes, numbers, pronouns, time concepts, and geographic place names.
Category: Reference

Once Upon A Sign Using American Sign Language To Engage Entertain And Teach All Children

Author : Kim Taylor-DiLeva
ISBN : 9781598844771
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 63.69 MB
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This book shows how integrating American Sign Language (ASL) into story time and other educational programs can benefit and entertain ALL children, whether or not they are hearing impaired, from infancy onward. • Includes 14 complete program ideas appropriate for young learners, from infancy through high school-age patrons (plus parents of babies/toddlers) • More than 200 photos clearly illustrate signs • Resources listed include ASL Books/Media for Adults, ASL Books/Media for Children, and the ASL Manual Alphabet
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics Of American Sign Language

Author : Clayton Valli
ISBN : 1563680971
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32.63 MB
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New 4th Edition completely revised and updated with new DVD now available; ISBN 1-56368-283-4
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reference And Information Services

Author : Kay Ann Cassell
ISBN : 9780838915684
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 56.92 MB
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Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sign Languages

Author : Diane Brentari
ISBN : 9781139487399
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 28.50 MB
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What are the unique characteristics of sign languages that make them so fascinating? What have recent researchers discovered about them, and what do these findings tell us about human language more generally? This thematic and geographic overview examines more than forty sign languages from around the world. It begins by investigating how sign languages have survived and been transmitted for generations, and then goes on to analyse the common characteristics shared by most sign languages: for example, how the use of the visual system affects grammatical structures. The final section describes the phenomena of language variation and change. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the book explores sign languages both old and young, from British, Italian, Asian and American to Israeli, Al-Sayyid Bedouin, African and Nicaraguan. Written in a clear, readable style, it is the essential reference for students and scholars working in sign language studies and deaf studies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Frequency Of Occurrence And Ease Of Articulation Of Sign Language Handshapes

Author : Jean Ann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114434355
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 79.22 MB
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In the growing body of research on sign language linguistics, one area of inquiry considers an important component of all sign languages — handshapes — and whether the use of specific kinds increase in direct relation to the ease of their formation. Author Jean Ann provides significant clarification in her book Frequency of Occurrence and Ease of Articulation of Sign Language Handshapes: The Taiwanese Example. Ann employs a straightforward methodology in her examination of the use of Taiwan Sign Language (TSL) handshapes in five succinct chapters. In the first chapter, she discusses the two approaches linguists have taken toward understanding languages, and how these theories have influenced sign language researchers’ consideration of the ease of articulation and frequency of handshapes. In her second chapter, Ann delineates the physiology of hands and explains why certain digits move with greater dexterity than others. Ann applies this physiological information in the third chapter to construct a model for determining the ease of articulation of any logically possible handshape. She divides the handshapes into three categories, ranging from impossible to easy. In the fourth chapter, she applies her model to examine the patterns of TSL, first by describing the 56 handshapes identified in TSL, then determining how often each is used. She then compares the usage data to the handshapes’ ease of formation. The final chapter summarizes her findings and suggests implications of this work that are bound to generate further speculation and study on sign language handshapes in the future.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Sign Language

Author : Charlotte Lee Baker-Shenk
ISBN : 093032384X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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

American Reference Books Annual 2000

Author : Susan D. Strickland
ISBN : 1563088371
Genre : Reference
File Size : 69.84 MB
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Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.
Category: Reference

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : UOM:39015046796465
Genre : Reference books
File Size : 49.21 MB
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
Category: Reference books

Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

What S Your Sign For Pizza

Author : Ceil Lucas
ISBN : 1563681447
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explains the basic concepts of language and the structure of sign language while investigating how the language is used by different groups within the deaf community.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006045730
Genre : Libraries
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Reference And Information Services In The 21st Century

Author : Kay Ann Cassell
ISBN : UOM:39015064894473
Genre : Electronic reference services (Libraries)
File Size : 83.99 MB
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Covering the essentials of reference work, this text addresses the fundamental issues that librarians need to be aware of, such as the growing need for electronic services and collections whilst still acknowledging the continued importance of print titles and in-person transactions.
Category: Electronic reference services (Libraries)

Reference Sources For Small And Medium Sized Libraries

Author : Jack O'Gorman
ISBN : UOM:39015079164235
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries and includes updates information on such resources as CD-ROMs, electronic databases, the Internet, and Web 2.0.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines