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 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

Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners

Author: Lou Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642392
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Reference

Quick and easy phrases in ASL for daily life Perfect Phrases for American Sign Language provides 150 essential phrases for hearing-impaired users of ASL and those who interact with them. ASL expert Barbara Bernstein Fant--carrying on the work of her late husband Lou--and illustrator Betty Miller make it easy for you to pick up key signs for everyday communication without having to have prior knowledge of signing. This handy reference is perfect for comfortably and confidently communicating with loved ones, coworkers, patients, or anyone who uses ASL.

Religious Signing

Author: Elaine Costello
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553386196
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A revised edition of an interdenominational guide to religious sign language demonstrates how to use each sign in its proper context, incorporates twenty new signs devoted to the Muslim faith, and reworks prayers to put them in American Sign Language instead of Signed English. Original.

Signing

Author: Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307423719
Release Date: 2009-12-30
Genre: Education

American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace. Bantam is proud to present the newly revised Signing : How To Speak With Your Hands, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide that has long been the invaluable and definitive guide for families, friends, and professionals who need to communicate effectively with deaf children and adults. Now this expanded edition, with redesigned interiors and updated material, includes even more signs; large, upper-torso illustrations clearly show formation and movement of the hands, and their relation to the face and body. All the beautifully illustrated signs are accompanied by precise, easy-to-follow instructions on how to form them. This complete guide includes chapters on common phrases, the alphabet, foods and eating, health, recreation, and the newest chapter covering technology, politics. education, and music. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Signing

Author: Harry Bornstein
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307807236
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Now available as an eBook, this quick-reference dictionary is for everyone who knows, cares about, or wants to communicate with someone who is deaf or hearing impaired. Designed by Harry Bornstein and Karen L. Saulnier, two of the foremost experts on sign language, Signing features more than one thousand black-and-white illustrations created specifically for hearing and non-hearing people who want to learn how to sign. Packed with grammar tips and vocabulary words arranged by subject for easy reference, Signing is a comprehensive guide to mastering the basics of Signed English and can be used alone or in conjunction with the Living Language video, Say it By Signing.

The Random House Power Vocabulary Builder

Author: Tony Geiss
Publisher:
ISBN: 0345405455
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A complete reference designed to help readers build a more extensive and effective vocabulary furnishes a handy pronunciation guide, tips on using prefixes and suffixes, etymologies, and a glossary of usage, complemented by vocabulary tests, exercises, and word puzzles. Original.

Signing Illustrated

Author: Mickey Flodin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039953041X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Groups signs with similar shapes and movements in chapters such as numbers, money and quantity, and thoughts, emotions, and ideas, with new sections on the latest computer and technology signs.

Telling True Stories

Author: Mark Kramer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440628948
Release Date: 2007-01-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

Dirty Sign Language

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

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

Random House Webster s Dictionary

Author: Ballantine
Publisher: Fawcett
ISBN: 0345447255
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

A comprehensive language resource includes more than 75,000 entries, hundreds of illustrations, geographical and biographical names, usage notes, and a section of slang, business, and computer terms.