Student workbook

Author: Ken Mikos
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN: 1581210361
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American Sign Language

Reinforces and expands on vocabulary, grammar and language functions taught in the classroom.

Signing Naturally

Author: Cheri Smith
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
ISBN: 1581212100
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An introduction to American Sign Language, this program supplements and reinforces classroom instruction and provides a way to review, practice, and retain what has been learned.

Deaf Culture Our Way

Author: Roy K. Holcomb
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
ISBN: 158121149X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Health & Fitness

4th rev. ed. of the original: Hazards of deafness.

American Sign Language

Author: Charlotte Lee Baker-Shenk
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 093032384X
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Education

Best known as the Green Books, the American Sign Language books provide teachers and students of American Sign Language (ASL) with the complete means for learning about the culture, community, and the native language of Deaf people. A group of 15 ASL teachers and linguists reviewed all five books to ensure that they were accurate and easy to comprehend. This volume of the American Sign Language series explains in depth the grammar and structure of ASL while also presenting a description of the Deaf community in the United States. Written for teachers with minimal training in linguistics, it includes many illustrations, examples, and dialogues that also focus on specific aspects of the Deaf community.

Advanced Calculus

Author: Harold M. Edwards
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817684129
Release Date: 2013-11-10
Genre: Mathematics

In a book written for mathematicians, teachers of mathematics, and highly motivated students, Harold Edwards has taken a bold and unusual approach to the presentation of advanced calculus. He begins with a lucid discussion of differential forms and quickly moves to the fundamental theorems of calculus and Stokes’ theorem. The result is genuine mathematics, both in spirit and content, and an exciting choice for an honors or graduate course or indeed for any mathematician in need of a refreshingly informal and flexible reintroduction to the subject. For all these potential readers, the author has made the approach work in the best tradition of creative mathematics. This affordable softcover reprint of the 1994 edition presents the diverse set of topics from which advanced calculus courses are created in beautiful unifying generalization. The author emphasizes the use of differential forms in linear algebra, implicit differentiation in higher dimensions using the calculus of differential forms, and the method of Lagrange multipliers in a general but easy-to-use formulation. There are copious exercises to help guide the reader in testing understanding. The chapters can be read in almost any order, including beginning with the final chapter that contains some of the more traditional topics of advanced calculus courses. In addition, it is ideal for a course on vector analysis from the differential forms point of view. The professional mathematician will find here a delightful example of mathematical literature; the student fortunate enough to have gone through this book will have a firm grasp of the nature of modern mathematics and a solid framework to continue to more advanced studies. The most important feature...is that it is fun—it is fun to read the exercises, it is fun to read the comments printed in the margins, it is fun simply to pick a random spot in the book and begin reading. This is the way mathematics should be presented, with an excitement and liveliness that show why we are interested in the subject. —The American Mathematical Monthly (First Review) An inviting, unusual, high-level introduction to vector calculus, based solidly on differential forms. Superb exposition: informal but sophisticated, down-to-earth but general, geometrically rigorous, entertaining but serious. Remarkable diverse applications, physical and mathematical. —The American Mathematical Monthly (1994) Based on the Second Edition

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139472104
Release Date: 2008-07-07
Genre: Computers

Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Deaf Like Me

Author: Thomas S. Spradley
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 0930323114
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The parents of a child born without hearing describe their efforts to reach across the barrier of silence to teach their daughter to speak and enjoy a normal life

Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Author: Christopher Seely
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462917730
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn over 2,000 Japanese Kanji characters with this user-friendly Japanese language-learning book. This unique Kanji study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the Kanji characters on the Japanese Ministry of Education's official Joyo ("General Use") list—providing detailed notes on the historical development of each character as well as all information needed by students to read and write them. As fascinating as it is useful, this is the book every Japanese language learners keeps on his or her desk and visits over and over. This Kanji book includes: Clear, large-sized entries All of the General Use Joyo Kanji Characters Japanese readings and English meanings stroke-count stroke order usage examples mnemonic hints for easy memorization The components which make up each character are detailed and the Kanji are graded in difficulty according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing students to prioritize the order in which the Kanji are learned and track their progress. This book is essential to anyone who is planning to take the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and will appeal to beginning students as well as those who wish to attain higher-level mastery of the Japanese language. It is the only book that also provides historical and etymological information about the Japanese Kanji. This latest edition has been updated to include all of the 2,136 Kanji on the expanded Joyo list issued by the Japanese government in 2010. Many entries have been revised to include the most recent research on character etymologies.

R in a Nutshell

Author: Joseph Adler
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449358228
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Computers

If you’re considering R for statistical computing and data visualization, this book provides a quick and practical guide to just about everything you can do with the open source R language and software environment. You’ll learn how to write R functions and use R packages to help you prepare, visualize, and analyze data. Author Joseph Adler illustrates each process with a wealth of examples from medicine, business, and sports. Updated for R 2.14 and 2.15, this second edition includes new and expanded chapters on R performance, the ggplot2 data visualization package, and parallel R computing with Hadoop. Get started quickly with an R tutorial and hundreds of examples Explore R syntax, objects, and other language details Find thousands of user-contributed R packages online, including Bioconductor Learn how to use R to prepare data for analysis Visualize your data with R’s graphics, lattice, and ggplot2 packages Use R to calculate statistical fests, fit models, and compute probability distributions Speed up intensive computations by writing parallel R programs for Hadoop Get a complete desktop reference to R

Effective Computation in Physics

Author: Anthony Scopatz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491901588
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Genre: Science

More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn’t always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field. Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowledge of physics concepts. You’ll learn how to use the Python programming language to perform everything from collecting and analyzing data to building software and publishing your results. In four parts, this book includes: Getting Started: Jump into Python, the command line, data containers, functions, flow control and logic, and classes and objects Getting It Done: Learn about regular expressions, analysis and visualization, NumPy, storing data in files and HDF5, important data structures in physics, computing in parallel, and deploying software Getting It Right: Build pipelines and software, learn to use local and remote version control, and debug and test your code Getting It Out There: Document your code, process and publish your findings, and collaborate efficiently; dive into software licenses, ownership, and copyright procedures

Artificial Hearing Natural Speech

Author: Joanna Hart Lowenstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135922344
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book explores the interface between speech perception and production through a longitudinal acoustic analysis of the speech of postlingually deaf adults with cochlear implants (electrode and computer prostheses for the inner ear in cases of nerve deafness). The methodology is based on the work of Joseph Perkell at MIT, replicating and extending analysis to subjects with modern digital cochlear implants and processor technology. Lowenstein also examines how cochlear implants are portrayed in dramatic and documentary television programs, the scientific accuracy of those portrayals, and what expectations might be taken away by viewers, particularly given modern society's view that technology can overcome the frailties of the human body.

Vermont Interdependent Services Team Approach

Author: Michael F. Giangreco
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: UVA:X002684970
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Education

This field-tested manual enables IEP team members to fulfill the related services provisions of IDEA and make effective support services decisions using a collaborative team approach. Ten specific guidelines set forth a problem-solving process that involves families and leads to greater opportunities for students with mild to severe disabilities. Real-life examples and reproducible forms enhance the usefulness of this book. Educators, related services providers, and family members will welcome this complement to the author's widely used COACH manual.

Functional Differential Geometry

Author: Gerald Jay Sussman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262019347
Release Date: 2013-07-05
Genre: Mathematics

Physics is naturally expressed in mathematical language. Students new to the subject must simultaneously learn an idiomatic mathematical language and the content that is expressed in that language. It is as if they were asked to read Les Misérables while struggling with French grammar. This book offers an innovative way to learn the differential geometry needed as a foundation for a deep understanding of general relativity or quantum field theory as taught at the college level. The approach taken by the authors (and used in their classes at MIT for many years) differs from the conventional one in several ways, including an emphasis on the development of the covariant derivative and an avoidance of the use of traditional index notation for tensors in favor of a semantically richer language of vector fields and differential forms. But the biggest single difference is the authors' integration of computer programming into their explanations. By programming a computer to interpret a formula, the student soon learns whether or not a formula is correct. Students are led to improve their program, and as a result improve their understanding.

Reading Between the Signs

Author: Anna Mindess
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 9781941176030
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An essential and invaluable tool for sign language interpreters, students, and everyone wishing to understand American Deaf culture.

The Book of Name Signs

Author: Samuel J. Supalla
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
ISBN: UVA:X004113549
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Unveiling fascinating insights about the origins of American Sign Language name signs, this book shows how they serve the same function as proper names used in the hearing community. It also details how the history of the name sign system dates back to the early years of deaf education. Included for reference is a list of more than 500 name signs available for appropriate selection and illustrated charts.