Linguistics of American sign language

a resource text for ASL users
Author: Clayton Valli,Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Clerc Books
ISBN: 9781563680144
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 388
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The standard introduction on ASL structure, now expanded with more information on linguistic fundamentals.

The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language


Author: Jean Gordon,Gallaudet University Press
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781563686313
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
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Offers a dictionary of American sign language featuring over one thousand sign drawings with corresponding English words, usage in sentences, and illustrations, as well as an introduction explaining fingerspelling and signing.

Stumme Stimmen

Reise in die Welt der Gehörlosen
Author: Oliver W. Sacks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499191985
Category:
Page: 252
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Reference and Information Services

An Introduction
Author: Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555708595
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 510
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Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.


Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591585251
Category:
Page: 704
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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Effective Police Supervision

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Author: Harry W. More,Larry S. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1437755879
Category: Political Science
Page: 612
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Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is a core text used in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice. This popular book combines behavioral theory with case studies that allow the reader to identify and resolve personal and organizational problems. It provides readers with an understanding of the group behaviors and organizational dynamics, with a focus on effectiveness as well as proficiency, and on how a supervisor can help to create an effective organization. This book is also a vital tool in the preparation of police officers for promotional exams. NEW THIS EDITION This revised and updated edition has a new chapter Homeland Security and Terrorism -- A Changing Role. New material has been added throughout the textbook on the following topics: characteristics of an effective coach, mentoring, work values, unions, dealing with change, supervisory styles, empowerment, SARA, identifying stakeholders, dealing with Limited English Proficient individuals, intercultural communication, and equity theory. The case studies and references have been throgoughly updated and expanded. Each chapter opens with a case study to illustrate the concept and includes key terms. Contains a new chapter on homeland security and terrorism and how they are changing the role of the police supervisor. Used nationwide for police promotional exams.

Four Seasons! Five Senses!

Sign Language for the Seasons and the Senses
Author: Dawn Babb Prochovnic
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1614787522
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 34
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Story Time with Signs & Rhymes presents playful stories for read-aloud fun! This rhythmic tale invites readers to chant along and learn American Sign Language signs for the four seasons and the five senses. Bring a new, dynamic finger-play experience to your story time!

Opposites Everywhere:

Sign Language for Opposites
Author: Dawn Babb Prochovnic
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1614787921
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Story Time with Signs & Rhymes presents playful stories for read-aloud fun! This rhythmic tale invites readers to chant along and learn American Sign Language signs for opposites including big and small, sweet and sour, and rough and smooth. Bring a new, dynamic finger-play experience to your story time! Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades PreK-4.

Hip, Hip, Hooray! It's Family Day!:

Sign Language for Family
Author: Dawn Babb Prochovnic
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1614787905
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Story Time with Signs & Rhymes presents playful stories for read-aloud fun! This rhythmic tale invites readers to chant along and learn American Sign Language signs for the members of a family including grandma, grandpa, cousins, siblings, and pets. Bring a new, dynamic finger-play experience to your story time! Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades PreK-4.

Sign Language Archaeology

Understanding the Historical Roots of American Sign Language
Author: Ted Supalla,Patricia Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781563684937
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 278
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"This study investigates the origins of American Sign Language, its evolution from French Sign Language, and evidence about the word formation process of ASL,including data from the 19th and early 20th century dictionaries as well as the Gallaudet Lecture Films."--

The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary


Author: Richard A. Tennant,Marianne Gluszak Brown
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680434
Category: Education
Page: 407
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"The unique feature of this dictionary is that it is organized by handshape rather than by alphabetical order. An American Sign Language learner can look up an unfamiliar sign by looking for the handshape rather than by looking up the word in an alphabetical English glossary. At the same time, an English speaker can look up a sign for a specific word by looking at the Index of English Glossaries located at the end of the dictionary. The introduction includes a history of sign language in the United States. Detailed instructions explain the organization of the handshape sections and the ordering of signs. The illustrations are clear and are described in terms of configuration, location, movement, orientation, and nonmanual markers".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

The American Sign Language Handshape Starter

A Beginner's Guide
Author: Richard A. Tennant,Marianne Gluszak Brown
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563681301
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 199
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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.

Random House Webster's American Sign Language Legal Dictionary


Author: Elaine Costello
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 9780375719431
Category: Reference
Page: 422
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Features more than one thousand signs for key legal terms, along with complete definitions, full-torso definitions, and step-by-step instructions on how each sign is formed.