Barron s Dictionary of American Sign Language

Author: Geoffrey S. Poor
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 0764160893
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provies a graphic dictionary of common words and phrases used in American Sign Language, including instructions on facial expressions, hand positions, and movement.

Barron s 500 Flash Cards of American Sign Language

Author: Geoffrey S. Poor
Publisher:
ISBN: 0764162225
Release Date: 2009-04-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Full-color photos on flash cards present close-ups of a model demonstrating 500 American Sign Language (ASL) signs. The meanings, brief descriptions of hand and arm motions, and related words are listed on the reverse side of each card. Correct formations of hand shapes and facial expressions are clearly shown to eliminate any possible confusion regarding intended word meanings. Where appropriate, photos include directional arrows that show hand or arm movements. Each flash card has a hole in one corner to accommodate a metal ring included with the boxed set. Users can select and fit any combination of cards they please to combine relevant words and create statements, or to review signs that they have difficulty identifying. Here is an ideal method for recognizing and memorizing American Sign Language vocabulary--a fine learning resource for all who plan to work with deaf people.

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.

American Sign Language Enhanced

Author: Catherine Nichols
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781607104995
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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!

The Everything Sign Language Book

Author: Irene Duke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605507521
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUA

Author: Martin L. Sternberg
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: 0062700529
Release Date: 1993-06-10
Genre: Reference

A wealth of entries representing the signs of American Sign Language, with illustrations, descriptions, cross-references and bibliography. "The most complete dictionary of sign language ever published." -- National Association of the Deaf

The Gallaudet Children s Dictionary of American Sign Language

Author: Jean Gordon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1563686317
Release Date: 2014-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Offers a dictionary of American sign language featuring over one thousand sign drawings with corresponding English words, usage in sentences, and illustrations, as well as an introduction explaining fingerspelling and signing.

Dirty Sign Language

Author: Allison O
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781569757864
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides signs for a variety of slang terms, swear words, insults, and explicit sexual terms.

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.

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

Sign Language Made Simple

Author: Karen B. Lewis
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780385488570
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides a step-by-step course for learning sign language, covering individual letters, common phrases, facial expressions, and body language

1 000 Words to Sign

Author: Geoffrey Poor
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607101939
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The fourth-most common language in America is ASL, American Sign Language. It's a complex system that uses signs made with the hands (as well as different facial expressions and body postures) to communicate. Learn the most commonly signed words in ASL in 1,000 Words to Sign. 1,000 Words to Sign is divided into two sections: an introduction to ASL, followed by a vocabulary section. Arranged alphabetically, the vocabulary section is organized by common themes, including people, home, food, school, work, and nature. Each word is clearly illustrated with two to four photographs showing the beginning, middle, and end positions of the sign, with instructional arrows to indicate movement. To make the learning process complete, this book comes with an instructional DVD to demonstrate real-time signing, with the option to slow down the action to ensure absolute clarity/ Photographs feature Deaf Native signers for total authenticity and credibility within the ASL community. Written by one of the most respected experts on American Sign Language, Geoffrey Poor, Associate Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Makes an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to communicate using ASL.

Signing Made Easy

Author: Rod R. Butterworth
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439510377
Release Date: 2008-07-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This comprehensive guide to American Sign Language features more than 3,500 separate signs, a step-by-step approach to signing, and exercises and drills to increase speed and understanding