Signing the Body

Marks on Skin in Early Modern France

Author: Katherine Dauge-Roth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 141

The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history of the marked body in the early modern period, this interdisciplinary study examines multiple forms, uses, and meanings of corporeal inscription and impression in France and the French Atlantic from the late sixteenth through early eighteenth centuries. Placing into dialogue a broad range of textual and visual sources drawn from areas as diverse as demonology, jurisprudence, mysticism, medicine, pilgrimage, commerce, travel, and colonial conquest that have formerly been examined largely in isolation, Katherine Dauge-Roth demonstrates that emerging theories and practices of signing the body must be understood in relationship to each other and to the development of other material marking practices that rose to prominence in the early modern period. While each chapter brings to light the particular histories and meanings of a distinct set of cutaneous marks—devil’s marks on witches, demon’s marks upon the possessed, devotional wounds, Amerindian and Holy Land pilgrim tattoos, and criminal brands—each also reveals connections between these various types of stigmata, links that were obvious to the early modern thinkers who theorized and deployed them. Moreover, the five chapters bring to the fore ways in which corporeal marking of all kinds interacted dynamically with practices of writing on, imprinting, and engraving paper, parchment, fabric, and metal that flourished in the period, together signaling important changes taking place in early modern society. Examining the marked body as a material object rife with varied meanings and uses, Signing the Body: Marks on Skin in Early Modern France shows how the skin itself became the register of the profound cultural and social transformations that characterized this era.

Signing the Body Poetic

Essays on American Sign Language Literature

Author: H-Dirksen L. Bauman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 125

The accompanying DVD ... "showcases the poems and narratives under discussion in their original form, providing access to them for hearing non-signers for the first time.--co-publisher's website. Listing of all video clips on the DVD on p. xi-xii.

Signing the Body Poetic

Essays on American Sign Language Literature

Author: H-Dirksen L. Bauman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 788

The accompanying DVD ... "showcases the poems and narratives under discussion in their original form, providing access to them for hearing non-signers for the first time.--co-publisher's website. Listing of all video clips on the DVD on p. xi-xii.

Signing the Body Poetic

Essays on American Sign Language Literature

Author: Dirksen Bauman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 909

This unique collection of essays, accompanied by a pioneering DVD, at last brings a dazzling view of the literary, social, and performative aspects of American Sign Language to a wide audience. The book presents the work of a renowned and diverse group of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing scholars who examine original ASL poetry, narrative, and drama. The DVD showcases the poems and narratives under discussion in their original form, providing access to them for hearing non-signers for the first time. Together, the book and DVD provide new insight into the history, culture, and creative achievements of the deaf community while expanding the scope of the visual and performing arts, literary criticism, and comparative literature.

Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers

A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide

Author: Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 154

A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby Babies can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Using American Sign Language (ASL), Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert have created the simple and successful Signing Smart system to teach parents how to integrate signing into everyday life with their hearing children. Through the more than seventy activities presented in this book, parents will learn the tools and strategies they need to understand how to introduce signing and build their child's sign and word vocabulary. Using ASL signs and Signing Smart with hearing infants and toddlers has many benefits, including: -reducing frustration and tantrums -allowing children to express what they need or want -facilitating speaking -fostering communication and promoting learning By using these practical, easy-to-learn methods, parents and babies-from as young as five months old to preschool age-can "converse" through signs at mealtime, bath time, playtime, or anytime. Featuring the Signing Smart Illustrated Dictionary, with 130 signs.

Signing the Scriptures: Year C

A Starting Point for Interpreting the Sunday Readings for the Deaf

Author: Joan Blake

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN:

Category: American Sign Language

Page: 197

View: 347

Intended to provide a fresh view and stir up some new ideas for interpreting the readings. Arranged according to the order of the Catholic liturgical year, with an index which lists all the citations in biblical order, making it easy to find a specific text.

Signing Everyday Phrases

Author: Mickey Flodin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 952

Organized by subject area and featuring easy-to-follow directions and illustrations, more than three thousand signs encompass familiar phrases for greetings, travel and direction, shopping, emergencies, health and medical conditions, and everyday expressions. Original.

Signing

How To Speak With Your Hands

Author: Elaine Costello, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 478

American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace. Bantam is proud to present the newly revised Signing : How To Speak With Your Hands, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide that has long been the invaluable and definitive guide for families, friends, and professionals who need to communicate effectively with deaf children and adults. Now this expanded edition, with redesigned interiors and updated material, includes even more signs; large, upper-torso illustrations clearly show formation and movement of the hands, and their relation to the face and body. All the beautifully illustrated signs are accompanied by precise, easy-to-follow instructions on how to form them. This complete guide includes chapters on common phrases, the alphabet, foods and eating, health, recreation, and the newest chapter covering technology, politics. education, and music.

Religious Signing

A Comprehensive Guide For All Faiths

Author: Elaine Costello, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 800

Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication needs of an ever more diverse religious population. This comprehensive guide, newly revised, updated, and expanded, gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in any religious setting. From Alleluia to Zizith, more than 750 signs and their specific meanings Large, clear, upper-torso illustrations that show the corresponding movements of hands, body, and face Easy-to-follow instructions to help you master the art of expressing signs A complete index for quick access to any sign With an essential section of religious “name signs,” the addition of signs for the Muslim faith, and an expanded selection of favorite verses, prayers, and blessings, this book is an indispensable resource for signers of all denominations. Written with expertise by an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than thirty years, it makes communicating by ASL in a religious setting simple and easy, no matter your level of experience.

Signing For Dummies, with Video CD

Author: Adan R. Penilla, II

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 704

Explains basic communication using American Sign Language, including proper handshapes, body language, and grammar.

Signing For Dummies, with Video CD

Author: Adan R. Penilla, II

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 144

The fast and easy way to grasp this evolving and growing language American Sign Language (ASL) is something we've all seen deaf people use in restaurants, hospitals, airports, and at work. The communication is fascinating to watch; to see people sharing ideas by using handshapes and body language is remarkable in a world so defined by sound. This new edition of Signing For Dummies gives you a general understanding of the properties of Sign, as well as an understanding of deaf culture. Designed to act as an introduction or a refresher, the book focuses solely on ASL, which is the most commonly used sign language in the United States. Categorized by subject, this illustrated guide covers grammar and sentence structure, along with the tools to get you going in basic conversation by knowing how to introduce and greet people; ask questions and make small talk; order food and chat with salespeople; handle medical emergencies; talk on the phone; get around town for fun or business; and much more. Plus, it stresses how ASL isn't just about using your fingers, hands, and arms, but also about facial expression and body language. More than 25 percent new and revised content, including the latest technological advances for the deaf; contact signing, code mixing, code switching, interpreting as a profession, and regionalism in signing Packed with "Fun & Games" sections that invite you to practice specific signs Hundreds of illustrations throughout, plus a video CD featuring demonstrations by ASL signers showing actual conversations Signing For Dummies is the fast and fun way to get you moving your hands, body, and face to convey meaning that reaches beyond linguistic barriers.

The Kids' Pocket Signing Guide

Author: Mickey Flodin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 942

Organized according to general subject area, a concise guide to American Sign Language groups signs in chapters such as pets and animals, sports and hobbies, nature and science, school and careers, travel and holidays, snacks and food, numbers and money, time and weather, and more. Original.

Baby Signing Essentials

Easy Sign Language for Every Age and Stage

Author: Nancy Cadjan

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 863

Start "talking" with your baby today and discover what they're really trying to tell you With the gift of sign language, you can communicate with your child as early as four to six months, reduce tantrums, build verbal language skills, and create a stronger bond than ever! Using trusted American Sign Language (ASL), Baby Signing Essentials is the go-to guide for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to create effective two-way communication. Designed to grow with your baby by covering physical, emotional, mental, and linguistic development at each age, this shows you how to start signing right from your baby's birth or later on. Featuring: •200 illustrated ASL signs (including 50 essential signs like MILK, MORE, and EAT) •Easy-to-follow instructions to help you make each sign correctly •Age-specific advice on working with infants, toddlers, and beyond •Fun tips to incorporate signing into daily routines

Signing for Kids

Author: Mickey Flodin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 159

View: 787

An introduction to the expressive language of the deaf, organized by subject areas, including pets, people, numbers, sports, travel, science, thoughts and feelings, and places.

De-signing Design

Cartographies of Theory and Practice

Author: Elizabeth Grierson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 822

De-Signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice throws new light on the terrain between theory and practice in transdisciplinary discourses of design and art. The editors, Elizabeth Grierson, Harriet Edquist, and Hélène Frichot, bring together diverse approaches to design theory, practice, and philosophy from leading scholars in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Themes include spatiality, difference, cultural aesthetics, and identity in the expanded field of place-making and being. The concept that design can be de-signed is presented as a way of exploring different approaches to an experimental and experiential thinking-doing that promises to further open up research possibilities in the fields of design and art thinking and practice. The book enacts a series of cartographic devices to articulate the spaces between theory and practice.

Attrition in the Army from the Signing of the Enlistment Contract Through 180 Days of Service

Author: M. A. Fischl

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 482

"This work addressed attrition from the Army's Delayed Entry Program (DEP) and the training phase of enlistment. The sample was the file of all non- prior service Active Army contracts executed in fiscal years 1992 and 1993, tracked in service through fiscal year 1995. Independent variables were all information the Army routinely collects with the signing of enlistment contracts; the dependent variable was the dichotomous attrited or still serving. The total N of 159,649 was divided into two halves. The first half was used to identify independent variables that discriminated the criterion groups, the second half to determine what the effect would be if those variables were used for pre-enlistment screening. Results indicated that AFQT Category IIIB individuals had attrition rates indistinguishable from IIIA scorers; that non- high school diploma graduates continued to be poor attrition risks, except for those who had participated in military youth programs; and that extremely heavy individuals were poor risks. The information was applied to screen holdout group files and construct plots cross tabulating cases which would have qualified or not, by attrited or still serving." -- Stinet.

Signing For Dummies

Author: Adan R. Penilla, II

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 416

Signing Illustrated

The Complete Learning Guide

Author: Mickey Flodin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 758

Groups signs with similar shapes and movements in chapters such as numbers, money and quantity, and thoughts, emotions, and ideas, with new sections on the latest computer and technology signs.