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
– Follow the instructions in the book to access bonus videos online and practice signing along with an instructor
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.
Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and CD-Rom
This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the companion CD-Rom features real-life BSL conversations in action to further your understanding. With these practical tools, you’ll become an expert signer in no time!
British Sign Language For Dummies includes:
Starting to sign – learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going
Learning everyday BSL – develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language
Getting out and about – sign with confidence in a wide range of real-life situations, from travelling to dating
Looking into Deaf life – learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they’ve adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs
Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.
The end of the stars draws near.
Three must become four to battle
the darkness that lasts forever. . . .
The dark forces that have driven a rift between the four warrior Clans are growing stronger. Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw now know that unless they can unravel the true meaning behind the prophecy that binds them, the warrior code could be destroyed forever.
While Lionblaze remains focused on protecting ThunderClan from another deadly battle, Jayfeather receives a desperate plea for help from the Tribe of Rushing Water. He must travel to the mountains in search of answers that link the Clans to the Tribe in ways no cat could have imagined. But with the summons comes an ominous warning that suggests the power of the stars may not be enough to save the Clans.