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 Help Kids Hear - English-Based Sign Systems
Sign language as used by deaf adults may resemble English, or it may be American Sign Language (ASL), which has a grammar, syntax, and idioms distinct from English.
This system used separate signs for English morphemes and signed by "root words" such as gene as the root for genetic, general, generous.
Such a sign system is also useful with older students who have not yet mastered English, when used with a second language learning approach.
www.helpkidshear.org /resources/education/englishsign.htm   (1145 words)

 We Sign American Sign Language
American Sign Language, commonly know as ASL is the fourth most common language used in the United States and by using ASL children are being exposed to another language.
ASL signs are consistent and words are generally consistent across the country.
Signs are generally easy to do and often are recognizable because many are Iconic (they look like the word they represent) in nature.
www.wesign.com /ASL.htm   (813 words)

The approach known as systems biology is where this convergence will happen, although there's not yet consensus on what systems biology actually is. As so often happens when a new term is coming into vogue, it means different things to different people.
Systems biology has been called a return to hypothesis-based research and a repudiation of discovery- or data-driven research, in which it was thought that computational tools would yield answers simply by mining large quantities of data.
Ingenuity Systems, based in Mountain View, Calif., has spent five years assembling its "knowledge base" of how various genes and proteins in cells and diseases are related to one another.
pubs.acs.org /cen/coverstory/8120/8120biology.html   (4414 words)

 7th IASS-AIS Congress - Dresden 1999, Session abstracts
Ch.S. Peirce warned us that no sign emerges alone, that semiosis is infinite, but we still miss a confrontation between this fact and the modern status of systems as objects investigated in the field of system theory, developed beginning with the sixth decade of the 20th century.
On the other hand, the study of sign processes is predominantly qualitative; we are still ignorant about the way to introduce the right quantitative parameters associaled to a generic sign process.
Semiotics, system theory and computer science ignore the traditional frontiers between disciplines and impose their own, alternative segmentations of knowledge, dictated by the typology of sign processes, the typology of systems and the typology of algorithmic processes.
www.arthist.lu.se /kultsem/Ais/7IASS-99/7iass-abs-sess1.html   (1697 words)

 Home sign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While not developing into a complete language (as linguists understand the term), home sign systems show some of the same characteristics of signed and spoken languages, and are quite distinguishable from the gestures that accompany speech.
She found that the home sign gestures of American deaf children are not acquired from modelling the gestures of their hearing parents — they more closely resemble the gestures of the Chinese deaf children halfway across the globe.
Adam Kendon published a celebrated study of the homesign system of a deaf Enga woman from the Papua New Guinea highlands, in which he investigated the notion of iconicity in language and gesture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Home_sign   (618 words)

 Asian Studies
Considered as a comparative study of religious practice, this course seeks to understand thought and behavior in worship, iconography, pilgrimage, domestic and congregational performance, mythology and cosmology, trance, dance, sacrifice, ritual experience and other dimensions of religious life as well as the way that these facets of religious culture interrelate.
The study of religion in a historically complex circumstance will provide the means to examine the processes of accommodation and tension that exist in a multi-religious environment.
By analyzing case studies that deal with resource sustainability, environmental protection, divergent views of technology and respect for all forms of life, students will assess individual life-styles and alternative visions of the good life on planet earth.
www.temple.edu /bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_asianstudies.html   (3091 words)

 Sign Language - Dictionaries - Signed English
This fundamental course in Signed English includes approximately 940 vocabulary signs, information on sign systems and markers, a glossary, and comprehensive set of exercises.
Words are signed slowly, twice for total comprehension and each word is displayed on the screen while it is being spoken and signed.
Signing "exact" English implies that English can be presented in a signed form with vocabulary altered using affixes.
www.adcohearing.com /sl_dictionary_signed.html   (871 words)

 NIH Clinical Center: Are Clinical Studies for you
Clinical research studies (sometimes called trials or protocols) are a means of developing new treatments and medications for diseases and conditions.
Our database of clinical studies being conducted by the National Institutes of Health at the Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland is accessible at Search the Studies.
In addition, the major risks of participating in a study will be explained to you by a member of the research team, who will answer your questions about the study.
www.cc.nih.gov /participate/studies.shtml   (1465 words)

 About Sign Languages
Numerous lingustic studies have shown that sign languages do have their own grammatical structures, syntax, rules, etc. like any spoken languages.
Home Signs: in some rural villages, countries or cultures, sometimes deaf children and their family members use home signs when they are not exposed to any other Deaf people, their sign languages or Deaf community.
It is a sign system of English translation or other spoken language - word by word in signs.
www.handspeak.com /byte/index.php?byte=signlangs   (426 words)

 Acquiring sign language may be more innate than learned
Indeed, the world’s sign languages tend to have more in common with each other than with the spoken languages of their country of origin and are as complex grammatically as some of the most complex spoken languages.
To study how children move from the simple language of their parents to the more complex creole, Newport and her colleagues Jenny Singleton, PhD, and Danielle Ross, PhD, examined ASL acquisition in deaf children whose parents were late learners of the language.
In a study by Singleton and Newport, the non-native speaking parents of one child, Simon, used this rule in a small subset of the many ways it can be used.
www.apa.org /monitor/apr98/sign.html   (1154 words)

 Sign Language Studies
Heiling - This revealing volume presents the research from a videotape study of behavior of 20 deaf children for 14 years, and a comprehensive test at age 15 to assess their development.
Explore the history of sign languages and sign systems used around the world and their relationship to American Sign Language structure.
B.J. Brueggemann - A rigorously argued study that assails the 2,500 year-old tradition of rhetoric that emphasizes speech as a defining characteristic of reason because it disallows deaf people human identity due to their silence.
www.adcohearing.com /bvs_sign_lang_studio.html   (1022 words)

 WhiteLightDesign.com Industrial Design Inventions Patents Rapid Prototyping Engineering New Product Development Firm
WhiteLight Design's philosophy is that sign system design is one of the most powerful public image makers you have.
Signs have expanded from the traditional hand-painted panels to hyper-intelligent interactive - instant messaging boards with instant global outreach linking your business to a world opportunities.
Through the morass of existing signs, your sign must command attention by standing out from the crowd and be a marker of quality consciousness.
www.whitelightdesign.com /servicessigns.htm   (397 words)

 College of the Holy Cross | American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
This course is a general introduction to Deaf Studies and is looked at from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Students sign a formal presentation about their reflections of internship experience at an open forum to the Holy Cross and Worcester community.
The course is based on a cultural perspective as an alternative to the pathological model and explores the historical evolution of the Deaf Community in terms of language, self-image, culture and arts.
www.holycross.edu /departments/CISS/deafstudies/website/courses.htm   (876 words)

 Sign Systems Studies 31.1, 2003 - Table of contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Sign Systems Studies 31.1, 2003 - Table of contents
Susan Petrilli - Modeling, dialogue, and globality: Biosemiotics and semiotics of self.
Torkild Thellefsen, Christian Jantzen - What relations are: A case study on conceptual relations, displacement of meaning and knowledge profiling (109-132)
www.ut.ee /SOSE/sss31.1.htm   (166 words)

 UNL | Graduate Studies | Doctoral Students
The Program of Studies form must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Studies office within three weeks of approval of the Supervisory Committee by Graduate Studies.
At the time of the filing of the Program of Studies, there should be at least 45 hours remaining to be taken, exclusive of research tools, language requirements, or collateral courses.
Once the student has completed a substantial number of the credits on his or her Program of Studies and passed the comprehensive exams administered by the department in the major and minor (if applicable) fields, the student is eligible to apply for doctoral candidacy.
www.unl.edu /gradstudies/current/doctoral.shtml   (698 words)

 Untitled Document
A specific signing system which incorporates word endings and English word order in a specific signing style.
If you are interested in the "proof," or the studies on which these claims are based, please consult the reference section of this website and see the original publications.
Remember: Teach sign language when your baby has some food in his tummy otherwise he will be totally focused on eating and not at all interested in your hand gestures.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~cstein/signsystems.html   (612 words)

 Lesson Plans - Gestures, Signals, and Sign Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Standardized signals are a limited means of communication used in certain circumstances, such as by football referees or on the floor of the stock exchange.
Sometimes, however, hand signs form a complex primary language, such as American Sign Language (known as ASL or AMSLAN) and British Sign Language (BSL), used by deaf persons in the United States and Great Britain.
This lesson focuses on more conscious and systematic uses of hands to communicate, and how these hand sign systems relate to what are commonly thought of as "languages." That is, to systematic means of communicating by the use of agreed upon sounds or, in these cases, conventional symbols.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/lessons/06/g912/gasign.html   (1202 words)

 USD Communication Studies Courses
This course is a prerequisite for all upper-division Communication Studies courses, and fulfills a General Education requirement in the social sciences.
This class is intended as an overview of both speech communication and media studies traditions and is a recommended prerequisite to all upper-division courses in Communication Studies.
Students will be encouraged to appreciate historically sign i ficant movies, learn sophisticated methods of film criticism, and assess the contributions contemporary films make to students' understanding of themselves and others.
www.sandiego.edu /commstudies/programs/programs_courses.html   (1659 words)

 UCAP - Legal Studies
The Legal Studies curriculum has been carefully developed to provide students with an education that includes knowledge of state and federal law, professional responsibility, ethical considerations, legally-specific technology, legal research, oral and written communication and professional projects in various legal practice areas.
The Ursuline Studies Core Requirements, in conjunction with the Legal Studies major, provide the law student with the analytical, oral and written communication skills necessary to be successful in law school and as an attorney.
The Legal Studies curriculum provides the law student with the analytical, oral and written communication skills necessary to be successful in law school and as an attorney.
www.ursuline.edu /academics/ucap/prog_legal_studies.asp   (854 words)

 General Systems Theory
The notion of a system may be seen as simply a more self-conscious and generic term for the dynamic interrelatedness of components.
Since structure and function of a system cannot be understood in separation, it is clear that systems theory and Cybernetics should be viewed as two facets of a single approach.
"Systems Theory: the transdisciplinary study of the abstract organization of phenomena, independent of their substance, type, or spatial or temporal scale of existence.
www.squidoo.com /systemstheory   (580 words)

 Journey into DEAF-WORLD
Deaf-Worlds exist in many lands, wherever Deaf people communicate primarily in sign language and are connected by a culture that is recognizably their own, with common values, mores, and goals.
American Sign Language traces its roots to French Sign Language, the language used in the first public school for deaf children in France, established in the late 1760s.
Those children's manual communication and signed vocabularies mixed with Clerc's French Sign Language and were passed on by Deaf teachers and by Deaf pupils who later had Deaf children of their own.
www.dawnsign.com /journey/index.html   (1729 words)

 LiveScience.com - Sign Language Improves Mental Abilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Cooke's college students often struggle with structural geology, but when Cooke saw that those who are well versed in ASL grasp the spatial topics better, she thought there might be a connection.
To test her idea, Cooke and some colleagues are introducing students of six high schools for the deaf around the country to structural geology.
Wondering if the relationship between signing and spatial reasoning can be further validated, Cooke now tries to incorporate "ASL-based gestures" into the classroom by encouraging her students to communicate with their hands during discussions.
www.livescience.com /humanbiology/051103_signing_advantage.html   (596 words)

 eSignal Partners -- Add-On Studies and Analysis
The Directional Volatility (DV) study is an indicator that helps you avoid being in the markets during Small Range days and, rather, focus on taking a 70% chunk out of a directional move during the Big Range days.
In other words, the system uses the Far Stop, but, when the Hawkeye Indicators show weakness, the Near Stop is then used, ensuring that you exit near the top of a trend run.
This study is used as a trend-defining tool, as well as a means to identify 4 of the 9 patterns DiNapoli traders use.
www.esignal.com /partners/studies/default.asp   (6860 words)

 Sign Language
ASL, SEE, PSL, Signed English...If all those initials confuse you, or you've heard about them but just don't really understand how they differ, this is a very good explanation that was sent to me: ASL, SEE Sign, and Signed English.
MyBabyCanTalk.com - The premier resource center on the Internet for babies and signing featuring detailed tutorials, background research, and a video dictionary with more than 200 ASL signs that are most important to and appropriate for babies and toddlers.
Simplified Sign System - Developed for those individuals whose physical or cognitive situation limits their ability to use traditional sign languages.
www.listen-up.org /sign.htm   (1003 words)

 Comparisons of Sign Languages of the World
The study of signed languages of the world, particularly those which have emerged naturally within communities of deaf people, provides unusual insight into the way humans process and develop communication systems.
From such research we are beginning to learn that, to a surprising degree, the structure of languages and the processes by which they are formed are the same for spoken and signed languages, and are therefore constrained by factors that cross input and output modalities.
Third, I am interested in the on-line processing of ASL, including studies of sentence comprehension and memory as well as fMRI studies asking what parts of the brain are activated during visual-gestural language processing.
www.bcs.rochester.edu /research/supalla_lab.html   (200 words)

 Case Study: Swimming pool warning sign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Next, Hoffinger Industries, a leading pool manufacturer, asked us to design a safety sign and validate its ability to communicate effectively with the target population (teenagers and guardians of young children).
The safety sign ascribes to a minimalist communication approach.
As such, the safety sign has become the de facto national standard safety sign for above-ground swimming pools.
www.air.org /usability/case_studies/swimming.html   (264 words)

 Systems Science
Systems Science and cybernetics are closely related disciplines...
An international nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the development and use of systems thinking and system dynamics around the world.
The overall purpose of the Federation is to advance cybernetic and systems research and systems applications and to serve the international systems community.
www.squidoo.com /systemsscience   (558 words)

 Cosumnes River College Class Schedules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Description: This is the beginning course in a series of four courses in visual-gestural processing of sign language.
Description: This course is the third in a series of four courses in American Sign Language.
Topics presented included advance grammatical features, such as descriptors, classifier use, various numbering systems in American Sign Language, cultural features of the language and the diverse aspects of the American Deaf Community.
www.losrios.edu /crc/fall/Sign-Language-Studies-SILA.htm   (310 words)

 Frazier Associates [ Feasibility Studies ]
Often, the answer is to first conduct a feasibility study before starting any construction.
These studies quickly establish if rehabilitation of an existing building is possible, practical, and cost-effective.
A study of the Edinburg Middle School explored reusing the school as the new home for a Cultural Arts Alliance in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
www.frazierassociates.com /feasstudies.php   (288 words)

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