Learn American Sign Language

Author: James W. Guido
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
ISBN: 9781627889278
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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 American Sign Language

Author: Tom L. Humphries
Publisher:
ISBN: 129202495X
Release Date: 2013-07-17
Genre: American Sign Language

Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate, Second Edition, is a major revision of the First Edition, designed to help learners successfully interact with deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. Written by two leading authorities in the field, the text is used as the basic text for a one-semester or full-year course in ASL. Lessons are structured around language needed for common-life situations, and examples are presented in the form of dialogues coupled with grammar and vocabulary instruction. Information is also included about the culture of Deaf people in the United States. The book is supported by a new videotape and an instructor's manual.

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.

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!

Communicating in Sign

Author: Diane P. Chambers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684835204
Release Date: 1998-07-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Places ASL within the context of Deaf culture

Essential ASL

Author: Martin L. A. Sternberg
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062734280
Release Date: 1996-06-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Includes over seven hundred of the most frequently used signs in American sign language, as well as signs for fifty common phrases

Learning Sign Language to Experience the Essence of Deaf Culture

Author: Lisa Koch
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1516553020
Release Date: 2018-12-31
Genre:

The collection of readings in Learning American Sign Language to Experience the Essence of Deaf Culture broadens students' knowledge of the Deaf community and Deaf culture. The material also gives important and meaningful context to American Sign Language. The readings in the first section introduce students to history through Deaf eyes, medical and cultural views of Deafness, the Deaf community, the grammar of American Sign Language, American Sign Language numbering systems, the American Sign Language continuum, communication technologies and name signs used in American Sign Language. Section two focuses on notable Deaf men and women, the ear and Deafness and Deafhood. The readings in the third section examine artistic areas of Deafness including the Deaf Poet Society and Deaf View of Image in Art. Differing constructions of Deafness and theories of dysconscious audism are discussed. The text also looks at Deaf culture through two American Sign Language Stories: Bird of a Different Feather and For a Decent Living. Extensively class-tested, Learning American Sign Language to Experience the Essence of Deaf Culture develops readers' awareness of and sensitivity to the Deaf community in America. The book is an excellent addition to courses in American Sign Language, Deaf history and culture, and communication sciences and disorders.

Learn to Sign the Fun Way

Author: Penny Warner
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307557346
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The perfect guide to signing for everyone! Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this lively self-guided book of American Sign Language (ASL) will quickly become your kids' new favorite teacher! Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign—the United States' fourth most pervasive language—in a simple, interactive format. Signers-to-be will discover: ·Great games to make learning ASL an entertaining adventure ·Activities for both the individual and the classroom ·Cool groups of signs that appeal esspecially to kids ·And much more! Kids love to sign, whether it be to communicate with a hearing-impaired individual or as a "secret" language with their friends. With this illustrated book they'll quickly and easily become signing superstars! Inside are cool signs for kids, including: ·People signs ·Alphabet and numbers ·Animals ·Food and drinks ·Home signs ·Clothing ·Color ·Sports ·Activity signs ·Thoughts and feelings ·Action signs ·Body parts ·School talk ·Calendar signs ·Silly and fun signs From the Trade Paperback edition.

American Sign Language Demystified with DVD

Author: Dr. Kristin Mulrooney
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071601384
Release Date: 2009-12-04
Genre: Reference

Get your message across using your hands and your body language Want to communicate with the Deaf community but are mystified how to start? With American Sign Language Demystified you'll learn this unique visual language, and a whole new world of communication will be opened to you. At your own pace, you will learn basic grammar structures, discover the nuances of body positioning, master how to convey time, and build a useful vocabulary of signs and phrases. To help you on your way, the accompanying 100-minute DVD features in-depth demonstrations of how to make signs and create phrases and sentences as executed in American Sign Language. This fast and easy guide offers: A DVD that contains all the signs and phrases in the book as well as hundreds of additional vocabulary signs Quizzes at the end of each chapter to monitor your progress Etiquette you need to know when using ASL A helpful history of ASL Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, American Sign Language Demystified will help you communicate in ASL confidently and comfortably.

Learning American Sign Language in High School

Author: Russell S. Rosen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1563686422
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Education

"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"--

Signing for Kids

Author: Mickey Flodin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399533206
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the expressive language of the deaf, organized by subject areas, including pets, people, numbers, sports, travel, science, thoughts and feelings, and places.

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

Alpha Teach Yourself American Sign Language in 24 Hours

Author: Trudy Suggs
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592571301
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by a native signer, this book teaches the basics of American Sign Language through photographs, grouping signs by subjects, and includes nonmanual signals, a history of the language, and an introduction to deaf culture.

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.