ASL

Signing Naturally: Units 1 - 6 Student Set

Signing Naturally: Units 1 - 6 Student Set

SIGN 1000 - Intro to ASL Level 1

CAD $120.75
ISBN/SKU: 
9781581212105
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Author: 
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Publication Date: 
January 1, 1970

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

CAD $72.25
ISBN/SKU: 
9781581210545
0
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1970

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 Poetry how "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
ISBN/SKU: 
9781563684135
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Publication Date: 
March 1, 2009

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
ISBN/SKU: 
9781563685231
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Publication Date: 
April 30, 2012

Journey into the Deaf-World

Journey into the Deaf-World

SIGN 2300 - Deaf Culture & Community

CAD $30.75
ISBN/SKU: 
9780915035632
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Author: 
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Publication Date: 
May 1, 1996

Signing Naturally, Level 2 (Workbook & DVD)

Signing Naturally, Level 2 (Workbook & DVD)

SIGN 3000 - Intro to AST Level 3

CAD $100.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781581211313
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Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1970

So You Want to Be an Interpreter? An Introduction to Sign Language Interpreting

So You Want to Be an Interpreter? An Introduction to Sign Language Interpreting

SIGN 1400 - Becoming an Ally

CAD $107.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780976713265
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Author: 
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2007