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Sign Language Compendium

09/06/2009

Mike Walters at the Caramel Whistle has just published the results of a thorough trawl of the web, seeking out the best Sign Language resources for students of BSL.  His round-up includes Mobile Signs and some of the resources and technical vocab sites I’ve listed here previously, but more importantly he introduces some great new finds.

For me, there are two clear highlights. The first is Spread the Sign, a European website that hosts a text-to-sign search.  This allows you to translate a word or phrase from a range of european spoken languages into a sign language equivalent.  You can search for a term and then view the results in BSL, or see it signed in any of 10 languages, including Swedish, Turkish, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Czech.  Importantly,  video is smooth and sharp.  This is a great site that rewards exploration.

The second highlight is Qia Resources for ICT.  This site offers common and specialist vocabulary on Information and Communications Technology. As with Art Signs, this is useful for anyone working in media, education, computer science or a related discipline.

Visit Mike’s full article here: Learning-a-Language.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 10/06/2009 3:30 am

    I just finished an article on learning a second language helps boost children’s brain power, making children stronger, quicker and smarter. The effect is more obvious the earlier that a second language was learned.

    During the research, I found out that sign language can help babies learn languages. Your article gives me a good source for information. Thanks!

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