Discovering Sign Language

Discovering Sign Language

Discusses the development of sign language and describes how it is used in conjunction with finger spelling, speechreading, and other forms of commuication to help individuals with impaired hearing.

Brainy Baby Talking Hands

Discovering Sign Language

Brainy Baby Talking Hands

"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. [4] of cover.

Little Red Riding Hood

Told in Signed English

Little Red Riding Hood

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.

Sign to Learn

American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Classroom

Sign to Learn

A guide for using American Sign Language as a teaching tool for young hearing children.

A Journey in Languages and Cultures

The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

A Journey in Languages and Cultures

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.

Song for A Whale

Song for A Whale

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.

The Night Before Christmas

Told in Signed English : an Adaptation of the Original Poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas

An adaptation of the original poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore.

King Midas

With Selected Sentences in American Sign Language

King Midas

Presents the classic tale of the king who wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Line drawing depict selected sentences in American Sign language.

Sign Language

The Study of Deaf People and Their Language

Sign Language

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.

Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind

Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind

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/