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    DescriptionLearn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and CD-Rom This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the companion CD-Rom features real-life BSL conversations in action to further your understanding. With these practical tools, you'll become an expert signer in no time! British Sign Language For Dummies includes:*Starting to sign - learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going*Learning everyday BSL - develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language*Getting out and about - sign with confidence in a wide range of real-life situations, from travelling to dating*Looking into Deaf life - learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they've adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs For corrections to this book, please click here: http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileyblackwell/BSLcorrectionslip.pdf


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    Title
    British Sign Language For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) England) City Lit Centre for the Deaf (London
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470694770
    ISBN 10: 0470694777
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BIC subject category V2: CJBT
    LC classification: P
    Abridged Dewey: 419
    B&T Approval Code: A22252000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: LAN017000
    DC22: 419.41
    BIC subject category V2: CFZ
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    19 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    This book is written and illustrated by a team from the Faculty of Deaf Education and Learning Support at City Lit . City Lit is a London-based adult education center, providing courses to over 24,000 students every year. The Faculty of Deaf Education and Learning Support provides a comprehensive programme of courses and training including accredited British Sign Language courses for both Deaf and hearing learners.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: Starting to Sign. Chapter 1: Discovering Who's Who - And How They Communicate. Chapter 2: Sign Language You Didn't Know You Knew. Part II: Everyday BSL. Chapter 3: Meeting and Greeting. Chapter 4: Knowing Me, Knowing You. Chapter 5: Expressing Your Feelings. Chapter 6: Nailing Numbers. Chapter 7: Describing Weather, Colour, and Clothes. Part III: Getting Out and About. Chapter 8: Getting from A to B. Chapter 9: Arranging Not So Blind Dates. Chapter 10: Fancy Fish and Chips? Chapter 11: Making the Most of Your Free Time. Part IV: Looking into Deaf Life. Chapter 12: Deaf Community and Culture. Chapter 13: Technology and Modifi cations for Deaf People. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 14: Ten Top Tips To Improve Your Signing Skills. Chapter 15: Ten Top Tips For Good Communication. Chapter 16: Ten Top BSL Resources. Chapter 17: Ten Really Useful Phrases. Chapter 18: Ten Things You (Probably) Didn't Know about Deaf Culture and History. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Answer Key to Fun & Games. Appendix B: About the CD. Index.