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Author: City Lit Centre for the Deaf (London, England)
Publisher: Chichester ; [Hoboken, N.J.] : Wiley, ©2008.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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BSL is the language used by the Deaf Community in the UK and is an officially recognised language in its own right. It has its own grammar and syntax, which are completely different from the grammatical rules of English. British Sign Language For Dummies takes you through grammar and sentence structure, and also presents the vocabulary you need to communicate in a wide variety of everyday situations so you can start  Read more...
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British sign language for dummies.
Chichester ; [Hoboken, N.J.] : Wiley, ©2008
(OCoLC)236119996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: City Lit Centre for the Deaf (London, England)
ISBN: 9780470721032 0470721030 9780470721032
OCLC Number: 310353898
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 316 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by City Lit Faculty of Deaf Education and Learning Support.

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BSL is the language used by the Deaf Community in the UK and is an officially recognised language in its own right. It has its own grammar and syntax, which are completely different from the grammatical rules of English. British Sign Language For Dummies takes you through grammar and sentence structure, and also presents the vocabulary you need to communicate in a wide variety of everyday situations so you can start to sign right away.:.; BSL is a language in its own right which uses signs and facial expressions instead of speech.; Covers starting to sign, everyday BSL, getting out and about a.

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