Learning American Sign Language

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Learn American Sign Language

Learn American Sign Language
  • Author : James W. Guido
  • Publisher : Wellfleet Press
  • Release : 2015-09-10
  • ISBN : 1627889272
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

American Sign Language (ASL) is a vibrant, easy-to-learn language that is used by approximately half a million people each day. Current with the latest additions to ASL and filled with thousands of brand new photographs by Deaf actors, Learn American Sign Language is the most comprehensive guide of its kind. - Learn more than 800 signs, including signs for school, the workplace, around the house, out and about, food and drink, nature, emotions, small talk, and more. - Unlock the storytelling possibilities of ASL with classifiers, easy ways to modify signs that can turn "fishing" into "catching a big fish" and "walking" into "walking with a group." - Find out how to make sentences with signs, use the proper facial expressions with your signs, and other vital tips.

Learning to See

Learning to See
  • Author : Sherman Wilcox,Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9781563680595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

As more and more secondary schools and colleges accept American Sign Language (ASL) as a legitimate choice for second language study, Learning to See has become even more vital in guiding instructors on the best ways to teach ASL as a second language. And now this groundbreaking book has been updated and revised to reflect the significant gains in recognition that deaf people and their native language, ASL, have achieved in recent years. Learning to See lays solid groundwork for teaching and studying ASL by outlining the structure of this unique visual language. Myths and misconceptions about ASL are laid to rest at the same time that the fascinating, multifaceted elements of Deaf culture are described. Students will be able to study ASL and gain a thorough understanding of the cultural background, which will help them to grasp the language more easily. An explanation of the linguistic basis of ASL follows, leading into the specific, and above all, useful information on teaching techniques. This practical manual systematically presents the steps necessary to design a curriculum for teaching ASL, including the special features necessary for training interpreters. The new Learning to See again takes its place at the forefront of texts on teaching ASL as a second language, and it will prove to be indispensable to educators and administrators in this special discipline.

A Basic Course in American Sign Language

A Basic Course in American Sign Language
  • Author : Tom Humphries,Carol Padden,Terrence J. O'Rourke
  • Publisher : T J Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 1994-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780932666420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This series of tapes is designed to illustrate the various exercises and dialogues that help beginning students in reading sign language.

The Everything Sign Language Book

The Everything Sign Language Book
  • Author : Irene Duke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-03-17
  • ISBN : 1605507520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The appeal of American Sign Language (ASL) has extended beyond the Deaf community into the mainstream—it’s even popular as a class in high school and college. You are guided through the basics of ASL with clear instruction and more than 300 illustrations. With a minimum of time and effort, you will learn to sign: the ASL alphabet; questions and common expressions; numbers, money, and time. With info on signing etiquette, communicating with people in the Deaf community, and using ASL to aid child development, this book makes signing fun for the entire family.

Learning American Sign Language in High School

Learning American Sign Language in High School
  • Author : Russell Scott Rosen
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781563686429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"With the increase of American Sign Language being offered as a foreign language in high schools, this book addresses issues to better prepare high schools in their recruitment and education of new ASL students"--

American Sign Language (Enhanced)

American Sign Language (Enhanced)
  • Author : Catherine Nichols,David Bowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • ISBN : 1607104997
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Learning a new language is easier than you think! This informative book teaches you the basics of American Sign Language. It's the third most used language in the United States--and yet it's “spoken” without even opening your mouth! It's estimated that as many as two million Americans speak American Sign Language, a method of communication that's both fun and useful, even if you or your friends and family are not hearing impaired. American Sign Language uses simple-to-follow photographs to teach you the alphabet, numbers, and simple words and phrases. Divided into categories such as Animals and People and Pronouns, the book and accompanying flashcards show you how to use your hands to communicate. Once you've learned the alphabet, you'll build on that knowledge to learn the words for “friend” and “family.” And when you how the words for “chicken” and “cat” evoke a chicken opening and closing its beak and a cat stroking its whiskers, you'll truly understand how intuitive and enjoyable learning American Sign Language can be. Learning a new language is always a rewarding endeavor--and with American Sign Language, it's easier than ever!

Learn American Sign Language

Learn American Sign Language
  • Author : Arlene Rice,Arlene Zimmerly
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780760766019
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

More than 150 flashcards and useful words and phrases, plus booklet with alphabet, numbers, signing skills, tips for ASL.

Learning American Sign Language

Learning American Sign Language
  • Author : Tom L. Humphries,Carol Padden
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780205275533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

72 dialogues are presented to demonstrate the various conversations with are presented in text form in the accompanying book.

Learn Sign Language in a Hurry

Learn Sign Language in a Hurry
  • Author : Irene Duke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-07-18
  • ISBN : 144051383X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"I love you." "What can I get you?" "Let's take a walk." Wanting to say simple things like these but not being able to is frustrating and disheartening—but learning how to communicate can be easy and fun! This book is a basic guide to the alphabet, vocabulary, and techniques it takes to connect using American Sign Language. Whether signing out of necessity or learning for the sake of growing, you will enjoy this practical primer. After reading this book, you will be able to use American Sign Language in a social, educational, or professional setting. Whether the goal is to communicate with hearing-impaired grandparent, a child with special needs in school, or an infant, people learn sign language for many different reasons. Easy to read and reference—and complete with images and examples of common signs—this basic guide allows you to make a meaningful connection that's otherwise impossible.