Deafness & Sign Language

Sign language uses manual communication, body language and lip patterns instead of sound to convey meaning—simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to express fluidly a speaker's thoughts.

The complex spatial grammars of sign languages are markedly different from the grammars of spoken languages. Hundreds of sign languages are in use around the world and are at the cores of local Deaf cultures. Some sign languages have obtained some form of legal recognition, while others have no status at all.

In addition to sign languages, various signed codes of spoken languages have been developed, such as Signed English and Warlpiri Sign Language. These are not independent languages; a signed code of an oral language is simply a signed mode of the language it carries, just as a writing system is a written mode. Signed codes can be useful for learning oral languages or for expressing and discussing literal quotations from those languages, but are generally too awkward for normal discourse.

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Caring for Young Children
Beginning Sign Language Series
by S. Harold Collins
from Garlic Press
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Feathers
by Jacqueline Woodson
Reprint from Puffin Books
for 4th-7th grade
2008 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.64
Joy of Signing
by Lottie Riekehof
from Gospel Publishing
for 7th-adult
in Clearance: Foreign Language (Location: ZCLE-FL)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Joy of Signing
by Lottie Riekehof
3rd edition from Gospel Publishing
for 7th-adult
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
Joy of Signing Puzzle Book 1
from Logion Press
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
Joy of Signing Puzzle Book 2
Reprint from Logion Press
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
Learn to Sign the Fun Way
by Penny Warner
from Three Rivers Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
$16.00
My Name Is God
by Patricia A. Dyreson
for Preschool-1st grade
in Clearance: Foreign Language (Location: ZCLE-FL)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Numbers Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Religious Signing
by Elaine Costello
from Bantam Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Signing
by Elaine Costello
from Bantam Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Signing at School
Beginning Sign Language
by S. Harold Collins, Dahna Solar
from Garlic Press
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Signing for Kids
by Mickey Flodin
from Penguin Putnam
for 3rd-6th grade
Parent's Choice
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
$16.00
Signing for Kids
by Mickey Flodin
1st edition
for 4th-6th grade
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Signing Made Easy
by Rod Butterworth & Mickey Flodin
from Penguin Putnam
for 7th-Adult
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)
With Heart and Hands and Voices
by Debra Tyree
from Abingdon Press
for 1st-4th Grade
in Deafness & Sign Language (Location: FL-SIGN)