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Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication category. Presented with a red border are the Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies - An Introduction to Its Theories

The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies - An Introduction to Its Theories

Author: Cynthia Roy, Jeremy Brunson, Christopher Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2019

The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies is the first introductory course book that explores the theoretical foundations used in sign language interpreting studies. Authors Roy, Brunson, and Stone examine the disciplines whose theoretical frameworks and methodologies have influenced the academic study of interpreting. With this text, explanations for how interpreted events occur, how interpreted products are created, and how the interpreting process is studied can be framed within a variety of theoretical perspectives, forming a foundation for the emerging transdiscipline of Interpreting Studies. As sign language interpreting has emerged and evolved in the last 20 years as an academic field of study, the scope of learning has broadened to include fields beyond the language and culture of deaf people. This text surveys six disciplines that have informed the study of sign language interpreting: history, translation, linguistics, sociology, social psychology, and cognitive psychology, along with their major ideas, principal scholars, and ways of viewing human interaction. Each chapter includes clear learning goals, definitions, discussion questions, and images to aid understanding. The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies is required reading for upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate students in interpreting, Deaf studies, and sign language programs.

Sign Language Archaeology Understanding the Historical Roots of American Sign Language

Sign Language Archaeology Understanding the Historical Roots of American Sign Language

Author: Ted Supalla, Patricia (Grand Valley State University) Clark Format: Book Release Date: 20/06/2019

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 19th and early 20th century dictionaries.

Samuel the Seahorse.

Samuel the Seahorse.

Author: John C Burt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2019

Samuel the Seahorse.

Samuel the Seahorse.

Author: John C Burt Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2019

Samuel the Seahorse.

Samuel the Seahorse.

Author: John C Burt Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2019

Sign Languages Structures and Contexts

Sign Languages Structures and Contexts

Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts provides a succinct summary of major findings in the linguistic study of natural sign languages. Focusing on American Sign Language (ASL), this book: offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic grammatical components of phonology, morphology, and syntax with examples and illustrations; demonstrates how sign languages are acquired by Deaf children with varying degrees of input during early development, including no input where children create a language of their own; discusses the contexts of sign languages, including how different varieties are formed and used, attitudes towards sign languages, and how language planning affects language use; is accompanied by e-resources, which host links to video clips. Offering an engaging and accessible introduction to sign languages, this book is essential reading for students studying this topic for the first time with little or no background in linguistics.

Sign Languages Structures and Contexts

Sign Languages Structures and Contexts

Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts provides a succinct summary of major findings in the linguistic study of natural sign languages. Focusing on American Sign Language (ASL), this book: offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic grammatical components of phonology, morphology, and syntax with examples and illustrations; demonstrates how sign languages are acquired by Deaf children with varying degrees of input during early development, including no input where children create a language of their own; discusses the contexts of sign languages, including how different varieties are formed and used, attitudes towards sign languages, and how language planning affects language use; is accompanied by e-resources, which host links to video clips. Offering an engaging and accessible introduction to sign languages, this book is essential reading for students studying this topic for the first time with little or no background in linguistics.