American Sign Language Conversation

Author: Barcharts, Inc.
Publisher:
ISBN: 1423228553
Release Date: 2015-12-31
Genre:

Essential sign language knowledge for use in conversation, this 6-page laminated guide covers the most important aspects of communicating in ASL. Includes photo examples of often-used words and phrases to illustrate concepts of action and/or movement that make communication clear while adding emotional emphasis that always makes for good conversation. Suggested uses: o Beginner - who would like to sign as a language whether needing to communicate with friends or family, those who may need signing for work, or those who like to be prepared for any kind of conversation o Instructors/Teachers/Professors - quick reference tool for continued use throughout a course o Students - quick and easy reference tool

Intermediate Conversational Sign Language

Author: Willard J. Madsen
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 0913580791
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Education

This text offers a unique approach to using American Sign Language (ASL) and English in a bilingual setting. Each of the 25 lessons involves sign language conversation using colloqualisms that are prevalent in informal conversations. It also includes practice tests and a glossed alphabetical index.

American Sign Language

Author: Charlotte Baker-Shenk
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 0930323874
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Education

The second volume in a three-volume guide that introduces beginning students to conversational American Sign Language (ASL).

Linguistics of American Sign Language

Author: Clayton Valli
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563680971
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

New 4th Edition completely revised and updated with new DVD now available; ISBN 1-56368-283-4

American Sign Language

Author: Dennis Cokely
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 0930323858
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Education

Best known as the Green Books, the American Sign Language books provide teachers and students of American Sign Language (ASL) with the complete means for learning about the culture, community, and the native language of Deaf people. A group of 15 ASL teachers and linguists reviewed all five books to ensure that they were accurate and easy to comprehend. This practical textbook details the framework for understanding and using second-language teaching techniques for ASL. Using this interactive approach to teaching language, instructors can create situations to help students learn how to converse in ASL. Conducting dialogues and drills in the classroom is explained fully; activities and exercises to supplement dialogues and drills in student textbooks are provided.

American Sign Language For Dummies

Author: Adan R. Penilla, II
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119286097
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Genre: Reference

Grasp the rich culture and language of the Deaf community To see people use American Sign Language (ASL) to share ideas is remarkable and fascinating to watch. Now, you have a chance to enter the wonderful world of sign language. American Sign Language For Dummies offers you an easy-to-access introduction so you can get your hands wet with ASL, whether you're new to the language or looking for a great refresher. Used predominantly in the United States, ASL provides the Deaf community with the ability to acquire and develop language and communication skills by utilizing facial expressions and body movements to convey and process linguistic information. With American Sign Language For Dummies, the complex visual-spatial and linguistic principles that form the basis for ASL are broken down, making this a great resource for friends, colleagues, students, education personnel, and parents of Deaf children. Grasp the various ways ASL is communicated Get up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the Deaf Understand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communication Practice signing with videos online If you want to get acquainted with Deaf culture and understand what it's like to be part of a special community with a unique shared and celebrated history and language, American Sign Language For Dummies gets you up to speed on ASL fast.

1 000 Signs of Life

Author: Gallaudet University Press
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563682729
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Psychology

Basic ASL for everyday conversation.

A Basic Course in American Sign Language

Author: Tom Humphries
Publisher: T J Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0932666426
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Conversational Sign Language II

Author: Willard J. Madsen
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 0913580007
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For use in instruction of sign language beyond basic course.

The American Sign Language Phrase Book

Author: Barbara Bernstein Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642354
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

The American Sign Language Handshape Starter

Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563681307
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Beginning signers can now improve their recognition of the most commonly used signs with this easy-to-follow handbook. Illustrates 800 common signs organized by topics including food, travel, family, sports and more. 800 illustrations.

Sign Language for Kids

Author: Lora Heller
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402706723
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Color photographs illustrate sign language for numbers, letters, colors, feelings, animals, and clothes.

Storytelling and Conversation

Author: Elizabeth A. Winston
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563680815
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

In this intriguing book, renowned sociolinguistics experts explore the importance of discourse analysis, a process that examines patterns of language to understand how users build cooperative understanding in dialogues. It presents discourse analyses of sign languages native to Bali, Italy, England, and the United States. Studies of internal context review the use of space in ASL to discuss space, how space in BSL is used to "package” complex narrative tasks, how signers choose linguistic tools to structure storytelling, and how affect, emphasis, and comment are added in text telephone conversations. Inquiries into external contexts observe the integration of deaf people and sign language into language communities in Bali, and the language mixing that occurs between deaf parents and their hearing children. Both external and internal contexts are viewed together, first in an examination of applying internal ASL text styles to teaching written English to Deaf students and then in a consideration of the language choices of interpreters who must shift footing to manage the "interpreter’s paradox.” Storytelling and Conversation casts new light on discourse analysis, which will make it a welcome addition to the sociolinguistics canon.

Advanced Sign Language Vocabulary Raising Expectations

Author: Janet Renee Coleman
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398079901
Release Date: 2009
Genre: American Sign Language

This new edition represents an updated collection of advanced sign language vocabulary facilitating enriched vocabulary development and elevated academic standards. This collection of signs reflects the vocabulary one would encounter in an educational or employment-related setting intended for use by educators, interpreters, parents, and anyone wishing to expand their sign language vocabulary. The signs have been collected from established base signs and initialized signs observed within the Deaf community. The signs are divided into academic categories with each sign clearly illustrated and movement described. This text is further enhanced by providing the conceptual origins of the signs to promote easy retention and an alphabetical index to help locate individual signs quickly.

Deaf and Hearing Siblings in Conversation

Author: Marla C. Berkowitz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786478255
Release Date: 2014-07-28
Genre: Social Science

"Intriguing...extensive background information helpful to those unfamiliar with the deaf world and culture...compelling"--Library Journal. "Brings to light a broader picture of family dynamics in the deaf community...intriguing, well-rounded"--ProtoView. This is the first book to consider both deaf and hearing perspectives on the dynamics of adult sibling relationships. Deaf and hearing authors Berkowitz and Jonas conducted interviews with 22 adult siblings, using ASL and spoken English, to access their intimate thoughts. A major feature of the book is its analysis of how isolation impacts deaf-hearing sibling relationships. The book documents the 150 year history of societal attitudes embedded in sibling bonds and identifies how the siblings' lives were affected by the communication choices their parents made. The authors weave information throughout the text to reveal attitudes toward American Sign Language and the various roles deaf and hearing siblings take on as monitors, facilitators, signing-siblings and sibling-interpreters, all of which impact lifelong bonds.