Artificial Hearing Natural Speech

Author: Joanna Hart Lowenstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135922337
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.

A Basic Course in American Sign Language

Author: Tom Humphries
Publisher: T J Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0932666426
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This series of tapes is designed to illustrate the various exercises and dialogues that help beginning students in reading sign language.

The American Sign Language Phrase Book

Author: Barbara Bernstein Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642354
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

Linguistics of American Sign Language

Author: Clayton Valli
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563680971
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

New 4th Edition completely revised and updated with new DVD now available; ISBN 1-56368-283-4

Bravo ASL Curriculum Student Workbook

Author: Jenna Cassell
Publisher: Sign Enhancers, Incorporated
ISBN: 1882872975
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Education

Learn sign language by watching the interactions in a deaf family. Instructor also demonstrates signs. Each tape includes introduction to new vocabulary, visit with the family, cultural and grammatical notes, and a practice session.

American Sign Language Conversation

Author: Barcharts, Inc.
Publisher:
ISBN: 1423228553
Release Date: 2015-12-31
Genre:

Essential sign language knowledge for use in conversation, this 6-page laminated guide covers the most important aspects of communicating in ASL. Includes photo examples of often-used words and phrases to illustrate concepts of action and/or movement that make communication clear while adding emotional emphasis that always makes for good conversation. Suggested uses: o Beginner - who would like to sign as a language whether needing to communicate with friends or family, those who may need signing for work, or those who like to be prepared for any kind of conversation o Instructors/Teachers/Professors - quick reference tool for continued use throughout a course o Students - quick and easy reference tool

ASL at Work

Author: William Newell
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
ISBN: 1581210817
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: American Sign Language

Divided into 16 instructional units, ASL at Work is designed to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate effectively with their Deaf co-workers, students, and clients in work and social settings. Each instructional unit in the Student Text has a Unit Overview with learning outcomes, a listing of vocabulary, full grammatical and language, culture and community explanations and a practice and review section with accompanying DVD which provides students with targeted outside of the classroom practice to develop expressive and receptive skills. The Student Text is beautifully illustrated throughout with clearly drawn sign grammatical and vocabulary illustrations. Each unit on the ASL at Work: Student DVD provides a Sample Expressive Dialogue, Comprehension Dialogues and Narratives and demonstration of Expressive Practice Prompts to give students practice outside of the classroom with both receptive and expressive skills. CJ Jones, Deanna Bray, Rosa Lee Timm and other well known Deaf talent provide a variety of ASL models for students on the DVD. From the first lesson, ASL is "at work" for both the teacher who is teaching American Sign Language and the students who are learning ASL. - Publisher.

My First Signs

Author: Annie Kubler
Publisher: Childs Play Intl Ltd
ISBN: PSU:000057248585
Release Date: 2005-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Shows how to sign thirty-five basic words in American Sign Language, such as house, cat, and mother, using illustrations of children and arrows. On board pages.

Asl Literature Series

Author: Sam Supalla
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
ISBN: 158121054X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

The disc contains two original signed ASL narratives based on the deaf experience. Bird of a different feather by Ben Bahan explores the experiences of a different-looking bird within a family of eagles. For a decent living by Sam Supalla is a novella in which the protagonist is a deaf boy on a journey to find his deaf identity and 69 min. of bonus material.

Signing Naturally Level 3

Author:
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
ISBN: 1581210353
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: American Sign Language

Designed for use outside the classroom to reinforce and expand vocabulary, grammar and language functions taught in the classroom.

The 4 Hour Work Week

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446490594
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.