Release on 2011-09-15 | by Brainy Baby,Brainy Baby Company Staff
Discovering Sign Language
Author: Brainy Baby,Brainy Baby Company Staff
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Talking hands opens a whole new world of communication by introducing children to over 30 signs based on American Sign Language (ASL) and Signing Exact English (SEE) including everyday words, opposites, counting to 10 and so much more."--P.  of cover.
This book explores the life and experiences of one of the world's most renowned and well-respected experts in bilingualism. Francois Grosjean takes us through his life, from his monolingual childhood in a small village outside Paris to the long periods of time he spent in Switzerland, England, France, and the United States, becoming bilingual and bicultural in the process. During his life, his dominant language has changed many times between English and French, and he has also acquired, and subsequently lost, other languages, including American Sign Language. Throughout the book, he combines his personal accounts and anecdotes with insights from and reflections on his extensive scholarly research in bilingualism and biculturalism, which has, in turn, been heavily influenced by his own experiences. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book will appeal to general readers interested in bilingualism and language contact, educators and parents of bilingual children, researchers working on bilingualism, and to bilinguals themselves.
A stirring and heart-warming tale of a young deaf girl who is determined to make a difference, the perfect read for fans of Wonder. Iris was born deaf, but she's never let that define her; after all, it's the only life she's ever known. And until recently she wasn't even very lonely, because her grandparents are both deaf, too. But Grandpa has just died and Grandma's not the same without him. The only place Iris really feels at home anymore is in her electronics workshop where she loves taking apart antique radios. Then, during a science lesson about sound waves, Iris finds out about a whale who is unable to communicate with other whales. The lonely whale awakens something in Iris. She's determined to show him that someone in the world knows he's there. Iris works on a foolproof plan to help the whale but she soon realises that that is not enough: Iris wants to find the whale herself. One stolen credit card, two cruise ship tickets, and the adventure of a lifetime later, Iris and the whale each break through isolation to help one another be truly heard in ways that neither had ever expected. Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, young children category, for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
Release on 1988-02-26 | by Jim G. Kyle,James Kyle,Bencie Woll,G. Pullen,F. Maddix
The Study of Deaf People and Their Language
Author: Jim G. Kyle,James Kyle,Bencie Woll,G. Pullen,F. Maddix
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides a study of the communication and culture of deaf people, particularly among a community of the deaf in Britain. The authors' goal is to inform educators, psychologists, linguists, and professionals working with deaf people about the rich language the deaf have developed for themselves--a language of movement and space, of the hands and the eyes, of abstract communication as well as iconic story-telling. Early chapters discuss the history of sign language use, its social aspects and the issues surrounding the language acquisition of deaf children. The book's core examines the linguistic and psychological study of British Sign Language and compares and contrasts it with other signed languages. The book concludes with an examination of the applications of sign language research, particularly to education.
Release on 2011-09-26 | by Dani Byrd,Toben H. Mintz
Author: Dani Byrd,Toben H. Mintz
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Written in a lively style, Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind applies a scientific approach to the study of various aspects of speech, using everyday examples to introduce the beginning student to the world of language and cognition. An accessible introduction to the fundamentals of speech production, speech perception, word-formation, language acquisition and speech disorders Considers how the informational content of the speech signal relates to phonological units – connecting the three areas of speech, words, and mind Focuses on speech production and recognition at the word-level and below, and includes sign languages Written in a highly accessible style for students with no background in linguistics or psychology Packed with numerous student-friendly features, including engaging examples, illustrations, and sidebars for further discussion; further online exercises and data also available at http://www.discoveringspeech.wiley.com/