Abbe Sicard's Deaf Education
Empowering the Mute, 1785-1820
Hardcover ISBN: 1137512857
"Sicard was a French revolutionary priest who enjoyed a meteoric rise from Toulouse and Bordeaux to Paris. Despite the fact that he was a non-juror, he escaped the guillotine. In fact, the revolutionaries acknowledged him as one of the great creators of sign language. In the Terror of 1794, they made him the director of the first school for the deaf, and later he became a member of the first Ecole Normale of 1794, the National Institute, and the Acade;mie Franðcaise. He is recognized today as having developed Enlightenment theories of pantomime, "signing,' (and hopefully a "universal language") that later spread to Russia, Spain, and America. No book-length biography of Sicard has been published in any language since 1873, even though Sicard became an international "celebrity." My story is of interest to French and American language and deaf studies as well as to the history of the French Revolution and Napoleon"--
American Sign Language
Paperback ISBN: 1684122872
As many as two million Americans communicate with American Sign Language, making it the third most-used language in the United States. American Sign Language uses easy-to-follow photographs to teach you the alphabet, numbers, and simple words and phrases. Divided into categories—such as animals, people, and pronouns—the book and accompanying flash cards show you how to use your hands to communicate. Once you've learned the alphabet, you'll build on that knowledge to learn the words for “friend,” “family,” and so much more! And when you see how the words for “chicken” and “cat” evoke a chicken opening and closing its beak and a cat stroking its whiskers, you'll truly understand how intuitive and enjoyable learning American Sign Language can be!
American Sign Language
A Step-by-step Guide to Signing
Paperback ISBN: 1599215144
A clear layout, succinct information, and topic-specific sign language coupled with high-quality photographs enable readers to come away with a usable knowledge base of American Sign Language. Original.
American Sign Language Dictionary
Paperback ISBN: 0062736345
Revised and updated for the first time in seventeen years, this new edition features more than five hundred new signs and 1,500 illustrations, offering readers a comprehensive tool for learning to use the third most common language in the United States. Reprint.
American Sign Language for Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 1119286077
Grasp the rich culture and language of the Deaf community To see people use American Sign Language (ASL) to share ideas is remarkable and fascinating to watch. Now, you have a chance to enter the wonderful world of sign language. American Sign Language For Dummies offers you an easy-to-access introduction so you can get your hands wet with ASL, whether you're new to the language or looking for a great refresher. Used predominantly in the United States, ASL provides the Deaf community with the ability to acquire and develop language and communication skills by utilizing facial expressions and body movements to convey and process linguistic information. With American Sign Language For Dummies, the complex visual-spatial and linguistic principles that form the basis for ASL are broken down, making this a great resource for friends, colleagues, students, education personnel, and parents of Deaf children. - Grasp the various ways ASL is communicated - Get up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the Deaf - Understand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communication - Practice signing with videos online If you want to get acquainted with Deaf culture and understand what it's like to be part of a special community with a unique shared and celebrated history and language, American Sign Language For Dummies gets you up to speed on ASL fast.
The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary
Hardcover ISBN: 1563684446
Expanded to more than 1,900 sign illustrations arranged by 40 basic handshapes, this bestselling reference enables users to look up signs they have seen without knowing their English meaning, with a fully cross-referenced English index and a DVD featuring native signers forming every sign.
The American Sign Language Handshape Starter
A Beginner's Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1563681307
Beginning signers now can improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook based upon the revolutionary dictionary. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter illustrates 840 of the most frequently used signs, arranging them by the 40 standard handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL). Carefully chosen for their common use, the signs also have been organized by day-to-day topics, including food, travel, family, sports, clothing, school terms, time, animals, and many others from everyday conversation. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter begins with a confidence-building introduction to ASL use and structure, plus tips on basic signing. It also provides a simple guide to finding signs that are either new or familiar to learn their meanings. With the Handshape Starter, new signers, their teachers, and their parents will find improvement in ASL to be faster and even more enjoyable.