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Signing Naturally: Units 1 - 6 Student Set

Signing Naturally: Units 1 - 6 Student Set

SIGN 1000 - Intro to ASL Level 1

The first set of revised materials for the popular Signing Naturally series Signing Naturally Units 1-6 has impressive enhancements for both inside and outside of the classroom. Features include classroom exercises for Units 1-5 ensures that students use their book in class. Homework for out-of-class study corresponds to classroom lessons. A topic index allows students to find specific parts of their homework that include key vocabulary and grammar. Culture notes and bios of amazing Deaf people increase students understanding of the Deaf World.Seven and a half hours of new video on the DVDs feature 12 diverse native signers modeling clear American Sign Language. Signing is paced for new learners. DVD functions also allow students to answer questions before moving on. Cheri Smith Ella Mae Lentz and Ken Mikos; 496 pages; soft cover; 2 DVDs 7-12 hours. Item Weight - 4 lbs.
CAD $120.75
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
9781581212105
Publication Date: 
1970-01-01
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Dawnsign Press

Bird of a Different Feather & For a Decent Living Pap/DVD St Edition

Bird of a Different Feather & For a Decent Living Pap/DVD St Edition

SIGN 3500 - ASL Literature

This title featuring two original ASL narratives by Ben Bahan and Sam Supalla are covered in depth through classroom analysis and use of the student videotext now on DVD. Linguistic and cultural notes in the book provide readers with background information leading to greater appreciation of events in each narrative. Used in tandem outside of the classroom these tools enhance ASL comprehension.Ben Bahans fable Bird of a Different Feather is about the different-looking bird within a family of eagles. Instead of accepting the birds differences the eagle family tries to apply a pathological approach to raising it. This is an odyssey familiar to many Deaf people.In Sam Supallas For a Decent Living the protagonist is a deaf boy on a journey to find his deaf identity. Escaping from his unsympathetic hearing family the boy faces the continuing dilemma of proving himself to his family the Deaf community and society at large.DVD bonus features treat viewers to interviews with Ben Bahan and Sam Supalla as they share the importance of storytelling in ASL. Viewers are able to watch the narratives Bird of a Different Feather and For a Decent Living uninterrupted and in their entirety. As an added benefit bonus clips on the Teachers DVD contains voiceover and English subtitles. The Students DVD has voiceover and subtitles for the interviews. Sam Supalla and Ben Bahan; 2007 Workbook 208 pages; soft cover; DVD 120 minutes; no voicing or audio. Item Weight - 1 lbs.
CAD $72.25
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
9781581210545
Publication Date: 
1970-01-01
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Ingram

Deaf American Poetry

Deaf American Poetry

SIGN 2500 - Deaf Literature

"The Deaf poet is no oxymoron," declares editor John Lee Clark in his introduction to Deaf American Poetry: An Anthology. The 95 poems by 35 Deaf American poets in this volume more than confirm his point. From James Nack's early metered narrative poem "The Minstrel Boy" to the free association of Kristi Merriweather's contemporary "It Was His Movin' Hands Be Tellin' Me," these Deaf poets display mastery of all forms prevalent during the past two centuries. Beyond that, E. Lynn Jacobowitz's "In Memoriam: Stephen Michael Ryan" exemplifies a form unique to Deaf American poets, the transliteration of verse originally created in American Sign Language.

 

This anthology showcases for the first time the best works of Deaf poets throughout the nation's history -- John R. Burnet, Laura C. Redden, George M. Teegarden, Agatha Tiegel Hanson, Loy E. Golladay, Robert F. Panara, Mervin D. Garretson, Clayton Valli, Willy Conley, Raymond Luczak, Christopher Jon Heuer, Pamela Wright-Meinhardt, and many others. Each of their poems reflects the sensibilities of their times, and the progression of their work marks the changes that deaf Americans have witnessed through the years. In "The Mute's Lament," John Carlin mourns the wonderful things that he cannot hear, and looks forward to heaven where "replete with purest joys/My ears shall be unsealed, and I shall hear." In sharp contrast, Mary Toles Peet, who benefitted from being taught by Deaf teachers, wrote "Thoughts on Music" with an entirely different attitude. She concludes her account of the purported beauty of music with the realization that "the music of my inward ear/Brings joy far more intense."

 

Clark tracks these subtle shifts in awareness through telling, brief biographies of each poet. By doing so, he reveals in Deaf American Poetryhow "the work of Deaf poets serves as a prism through which Deaf people can know themselves better and through which the rest of the world can see life in a new light."

 

CAD $48.50
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
9781563684135
Publication Date: 
2009-02-28
Publisher: 
Gallaudet University Press

Deaf American Prose 1980-2010

Deaf American Prose 1980-2010

SIGN 2500 - Deaf Literature

In Deaf life, the personal narrative holds sway because most Deaf individuals recall their formative years as solitary struggles to understand and to be understood. Few deaf people in the past related their stories in written form, relying instead on a different kind of oral tradition, that of American Sign Language. During the last several decades, however, a burgeoning bilingual deaf experience has ignited an explosion of Deaf writing that has pushed the potential of ASL-influenced English to extraordinary creative heights. "Deaf American Prose: 1980 2010" presents a diverse cross-section of stories, essays, memoirs, and novel excerpts by a remarkable cadre of Deaf writers that mines this rich, bilingual environment.

The works in "Deaf American Prose" frame the Deaf narrative in myriad forms: Tom Willard sends up hearing patronization in his wicked satire What Exactly Am I Supposed to Overcome? Terry Galloway injects humor in Words, her take on the identity issues of being hard of hearing rather than deaf or hearing. Other contributors relate familiar stories about familiar trials, such as Tonya Stremlau s account of raising twins, and Joseph Santini s short story of the impact on Deaf and hearing in-laws of the death of a son. The conflicts are well-known and heartfelt, but with wrinkles directly derived from the Deaf perspective.

Several of the contributors expand the Deaf affect through ASL glosses and visual/spatial elements. Sara Stallard emulates ASL on paper through its syntax and glosses, and by eliminating English elements, a technique used in dialogue by Kristen Ringman and others. "Deaf American Prose" features the work of other well-known contemporary Deaf writers, including co-editor Kristen Harmon, Christopher Jon Heuer, Raymond Luczak, and Willy Conley. The rising Deaf writers presented here further distinguish the first volume in this new series by thinking in terms of what they can bring to English, not what English can bring to them."

CAD $81.00
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
9781563685231
Publication Date: 
2012-04-29
Publisher: 
Gallaudet University Press

Journey into the Deaf-World

Journey into the Deaf-World

SIGN 2300 - Deaf Culture & Community

In this comprehensive and engrossing study, three distinguished scholars of Deaf cultureone hearing, one deaf, and one coda (child of deaf adults)offer clear, penetrating insights into the existence and makeup of the deaf world, the community whose natural languageAmerican Sign Language in the United Statesis manual and visual. Bringing the latest social and cultural findings and theories into sharp focus, the authors take us on a fascinating journey to discover what deaf culture is; the benefits of signed language and deaf culture for deaf children and hearing people; how deaf children are now educated and how they could be; how deaf people integrate into the larger society; the nature of American Sign Language; how technology helps (and hurts) deaf people; what can be learned from deaf societies in other lands; the future of the deaf world. Combining thought-provoking intellectual perspectives with enlightening first-hand accounts of life in the deaf world, this landmark volume is vital for professionals working in fields involving deaf people and for those with an interest in deaf studies."

CAD $30.75
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
9780915035632
Publication Date: 
1996-04-30
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Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Dawnsign Press

Signing Naturally Student Workbook, Units 7-12

Signing Naturally Student Workbook, Units 7-12

SIGN 2000 - ASL 2

Designed to give students a deeper insight into ASL and Deaf culture Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook offers homework assignments that support what youve learned in the classroom. Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook also features Deaf culture articles and profiles of legendary Deaf leaders. Theres also a topic index to help you find signs and information easily.The Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook also includes over seven hours of ASL video material on two DVDs signed by 13 skilled native signers.Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook is everything you need to bring your ASL skills BEYOND the classroom 2014; 529 pages; 2 DVDs. Item Weight - 4 lbs.

CAD $120.75
ISBN/SKU: 
9781581212211
Publication Date: 
2015-11-23
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Publisher: 

Signing Naturally, Level 2 (Workbook & DVD)

Signing Naturally, Level 2 (Workbook & DVD)

SIGN 3000 - Intro to ASL Level 3

Part of the Vista Signing Naturally Series the most popular and widely used sign language curriculum for teaching American Sign Language as a foreignsecond language. Based on the functional-notational approach almost every major university and college Sign Language program has adopted it as its official curriculum. Signing Naturally students will find many advantages in this new study aid. Learn how sign movements can be modified to change meaning how and when facial expressions occur and how body head and eye movements are used in phrasing and agreement. Humorous and informative stories help the student develop strategies for deriving meaning without understanding every sign. Each of the five units ends with a Language in Performance where noted ASL artists Ben Bahan Ella Mae Lentz and Freda Norman perform handshape stories cheers and songs poetry drama storytelling and legends. Dr. Sam Supalla introduces each performance with background and cultural information. All language used is appropriate for students of Level 2 curriculum materials. Ella Mae Lentz Ken Mikos and Cheri Smith; 1992 Book 168 pages; soft cover; ASL; DVD; signed in ASL; no voicing or captions. Item Weight - 2 lbs.

CAD $100.00
Condition: New
ISBN/SKU: 
9781581211313
Publication Date: 
1969-12-31
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Ingram