The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563680432
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

"The unique feature of this dictionary is that it is organized by handshape rather than by alphabetical order. An American Sign Language learner can look up an unfamiliar sign by looking for the handshape rather than by looking up the word in an alphabetical English glossary. At the same time, an English speaker can look up a sign for a specific word by looking at the Index of English Glossaries located at the end of the dictionary. The introduction includes a history of sign language in the United States. Detailed instructions explain the organization of the handshape sections and the ordering of signs. The illustrations are clear and are described in terms of configuration, location, movement, orientation, and nonmanual markers".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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.

The American Sign Language Handshape Flash Cards

Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher:
ISBN: 1563681242
Release Date: 2002-05-22
Genre: Education

Illustrations of 250 of the most commonly used ASL signs, arranged according to 40 standard ASL handshapes, with all of the English words each sign represents listed on the back of each card. Includes instructions for using the flash cards to teach and learn ASL.

The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book

Author: Linda Lascelle Hillebrand
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563683105
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book features 54 different puzzles to help students learn, review, and strengthen their signing vocabulary. Inspired by the bestselling dictionary, this unique workbook offers a variety of puzzles at three different levels — easy, medium, and difficult. Author Linda Lascelle Hillebrand provides a concise explanation of the basic handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL), then invites readers to have fun while solving all sorts of sign puzzles. Users can practice sign identification with Crossword and Word Search puzzles that have signs as clues rather than words. Easy puzzles show as few as six signs while advanced puzzles contain as many as 30 signs each. Some of the crossword puzzles provide spaces both across and down for the multiple meanings that many signs can represent. Handshape Order puzzles require users to identify the handshape of the sign in an illustration, then list the sign’s meaning in English. Match puzzles also challenge readers to find corresponding signs for English glosses. Solutions to It Doesn’t Belong and Sign Description puzzles depend upon knowing the parameters of ASL signs—handshape, orientation, location, and movement—to deduce which word in a list doesn’t belong, and to write the English word for the described signs. The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book is a new, different, and entertaining way to practice ASL that students of all ages are sure to enjoy.

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.

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

Conversational Sign Language II

Author: Willard J. Madsen
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 0913580007
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Education

For use in instruction of sign language beyond basic course.

The American Sign Language Handshape Flash Cards

Author: Richard A. Tennant
Publisher:
ISBN: 1563681250
Release Date: 2002-05-22
Genre: Education

Illustrations of 250 of the most commonly used ASL signs, arranged according to 40 standard ASL handshapes, with all of the English words each sign represents listed on the back of each card. Includes instructions for using the flash cards to teach and learn ASL.

Talking with Your Hands Listening with Your Eyes

Author: Gabriel Grayson
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 075700007X
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Uses almost 1,400 photographs to present a comprehensive guide to the techniques, words, and phrases used in American Sign Language.

Learning American Sign Language

Author: Tom L. Humphries
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205275532
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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!

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.