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- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 72.00
It is an enduring theme of humanity that people are concerned about what others think of them. The notion of face has thus become firmly established as a means of explaining various social phenomena in a range of fields within the social sciences, including anthropology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and psychology. Yet face has also become increasingly... more...
- University of Chicago Press 1998; US$ 22.50
Forbidden Signs explores American culture from the mid-nineteenth century to 1920 through the lens of one striking episode: the campaign led by Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans to suppress the use of sign language among deaf people. The ensuing debate over sign language invoked such fundamental questions as what distinguished... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 20.00
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... more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 8.95
"I love you." "What can I get you?" "Let's take a walk." Wanting to say simple things like these but not being able to is frustrating and disheartening--but learning how to communicate can be easy and fun! This book is a basic guide to the alphabet, vocabulary, and techniques it takes to connect using American Sign Language. Whether signing out of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 46.95
Sometimes we convey what we mean not by what we say but by what we do. This type of indirect communication is sometimes called 'indirection'. From patent miscommunication, through potent ambiguity to pregnant silence this incisive collection examines from a rare anthropological perspective the many aspects of indirect communication. From a Mormon Theme... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00
Explores similarities and differences between spoken and signed languages, challenging notions of what constitutes 'language'. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95
The Sourcebook of Nonverbal Measures provides a comprehensive discussion of research choices for investigating nonverbal phenomena. The volume presents many of the primary means by which researchers assess nonverbal cues. Editor Valerie Manusov has collected both well-established and new measures used in researching nonverbal behaviors, illustrating... more...
- Intercultural Press 1999; US$ 27.95
Ann Mindess examines a culture not widely understood - American deaf culture. Collectivist and high-context, it contrasts with mainstream individualistic, low-context American culture. Both cultures are examined and the interpreter's role and responsibilities are discussed. more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 42.95
The Cued Articulation (CA) system of hand cues and colour codes was devised by speech pathologist, Jane Passy, to help severely speech-and language-disordered children understand and pronounce the sounds of speech. A Handful of Sounds is a compilation of chapters written by enthusiastic users of Cued Articulation from Australia and the UK. Contributors... more...