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Barron's 500 Flash Cards of American Sign Language

ISBN-10: 0764162225
ISBN-13: 9780764162220
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Author(s): Geoffrey S. Poor
Publication Date: 2009-05-01

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...Read More

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.

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Learn American Sign Language

ISBN-10: 1577151070
ISBN-13: 9781577151074
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Author(s): James W. Guido
Publication Date: 2015-10-13

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...Read More

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.

With it, you will be able to:

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.The book's spiral binding allows it to lie flat, the perfect format for studying. The signs are organized by theme, so you can learn groups of signs related to a specific activity. An index at the back allows you to easily find specific terms.

With this guide, you'll be well on your way to becoming an effective ASL communicator and storyteller.

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Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate (2nd Edition)

ISBN-10: 9780205275533
ISBN-13: 9780205275533
Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.
Author(s): Tom L. Humphries, Carol A. Padden
Publication Date: 2004-01-01

American Sign Language is a rich and complex language. Recently declared as an official language and recognized by 48 states as a foreign language, more and more high school teachers across the country are teaching American Sign Language as an elective.

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American Sign Language is a rich and complex language. Recently declared as an official language and recognized by 48 states as a foreign language, more and more high school teachers across the country are teaching American Sign Language as an elective.

 

Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II – Beginning &Intermediate is designed to prepare teachers to successfullyinteract with American Sign Language (ASL) users. 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.

 

Learners will discover that the book: Contains lessons designed around the conversational language needed for common life situations. Illustrates hundreds of sentences and vocabulary with over 2,000 high quality colorized drawings that aid in study and memory. Contains over 100 grammar and cultural notes, 72 exercises, and charts of the American Manual Alphabet (Finger spelling) and ASL number system. Teaches the rules of ASL in a natural order that is predictable and compatible with everyday language of native users of American Sign Language. Incorporates information about the cultural lives of Deaf people in the United States. Is supported by a video demonstrating all the conversations and important structures in the text.

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Video to Accompany American Sign Language, 2/e
Order No. 0-205-27554-0

American Sign Language students will find themselves captivated and entertained by this state-of-the-art Video that presents all 72 dialogues and each key structure from the text in a clear and natural way. Four internationally known Deaf actors animate the dialogues bringing life to the illustrations in the text allowing students to preview and review instructional materials at home to enhance their classroom learning.

 

About the authors:


Tom Humphries is Associate Director of the Teacher Education Program and also teaches in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently coordinating a program to train teachers of deaf children using a bilingual approach. Prior to this he taught at Gallaudet University in the Department of English for several years and later served as an Associate Dean for the San Diego Community College District where he coordinated the development of an ASL program and an interpreter-training program. He holds a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Communication and Language Learning. Dr. Humphries is co-author with Carol Padden of Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture and several other books and articles related to ASL and the culture of Deaf people.

Carol Padden is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego where she teachers courses on language, culture and media. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego. Her recent research includes studies of reading development in young deaf children and she has written extensively about the cultural lives of Deaf people in the United States. She received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, in addition to numerous other awards and grants for her work. In addition to the books she has co-authored with Tom Humphries, she has published several other books and articles on American Sign Language structure. Humphries & Padden (Learning American Sign Language, 2e).


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Basic Course in American Sign Language

ISBN-10: 0932666426
ISBN-13: 9780932666420
Publisher: T. J. Publishers
Author(s): Tom Humphries, Carol Padden, Terrence J. O'Rourke
Publication Date: 1994-06-01

There are obvious problems with writing a text for a visual gestural language. This text attempts to alleviate some of these problems by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. The text is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language...Read More

There are obvious problems with writing a text for a visual gestural language. This text attempts to alleviate some of these problems by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. The text is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language structures to be learned. As a resource for the student, a drill or exercises follows. Spaced at intervals throughout the text are several short dialogues which review the language structures discussed in the preceding lessons.

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The American Sign Language Phrase Book with DVD

ISBN-10: 0071759328
ISBN-13: 9780071759328
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Author(s): Barbara Bernstein Fant, Lou Fant
Publication Date: 2011-05-13

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...Read More

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 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.

This edition ncludes a two-hour DVD that presents right-and left-handed signers demonstrating every phrase in the book from chapter 3 through the appendix.

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.


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American Sign Language Dictionary, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 0062736345
ISBN-13: 9780062736345
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Author(s): Martin L.A. Sternberg
Publication Date: 1998-11-04

Deaf since the age of seven, Martin L. A. Sternberg, Ed.D., spent most of his career working with deaf people. Inspire by his sign language teacher at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, he devised this vital reference to help anyone learn to speak with their hands.

 

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Deaf since the age of seven, Martin L. A. Sternberg, Ed.D., spent most of his career working with deaf people. Inspire by his sign language teacher at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, he devised this vital reference to help anyone learn to speak with their hands.

 

A must for parents, instructors, and students, American Sign Language Dictionary includes  everything you need to know to communicate clearly using ASL. This illustrated abridgment of the most authoritative reference book on sign language features more than 5,000 signs and 8,000 illustrations, as well as clear, detailed instructions to help you master each sign.


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Signing Made Easy (A Complete Program for Learning Sign Language. Includes Sentence Drills and Exercises for Increased Comprehension and Signing Skill)

ISBN-10: 9780399514906
ISBN-13: 9780399514906
Publisher: Perigee Books
Author(s): Rod R. Butterworth, Mickey Flodin
Publication Date: 1989-02-20

A comprehensive guide to learning and using Sign Language in everyday life

The authors of the acclaimed Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing and The Pocket Dictionary of Signing have created a text and workbook in one. This volume will teach you how to use signing in English sentence format....Read More

A comprehensive guide to learning and using Sign Language in everyday life

The authors of the acclaimed Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing and The Pocket Dictionary of Signing have created a text and workbook in one. This volume will teach you how to use signing in English sentence format. Signing Made Easy offers the most thorough, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding.

Presented in a large-format, easy-to-follow design, this book includes:
• More than 3,500 different signs, with clear illustrations and descriptions
• Instructions on how to sign in complete sentences
• Exercises for learning how to give and receive signs
• Drills to reinforce vocabulary retention
• Chapters organized by subject -- from "Work and Careers" to "Family and Social Life" to "Food" --that build progressively on previous lessons
• The complete manual alphabet
• Spelling exercises throughout
• Instructions for forming numbers and inflections
• A complete index for easy reference

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The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language

ISBN-10: 1563682826
ISBN-13: 9781563682827
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 2006-04-17

•More than 3,000 ASL Sign Illustrations
•Fully Searchable Full-Color DVD Featuring Every Sign
•Special ASL Classifier Section
•Complete Index of English Synonyms for Every Sign

Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet...Read More

•More than 3,000 ASL Sign Illustrations
•Fully Searchable Full-Color DVD Featuring Every Sign
•Special ASL Classifier Section
•Complete Index of English Synonyms for Every Sign

Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet Clayton Valli, The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language represents the culmination of more than five years of meticulous assessment and labor. More than 3,000 illustrations arrayed in this volume display the most useful selection of signs to be found in any single ASL reference resource. Each sign illustration, including depictions of fingerspelling when appropriate, incorporates a complete list of English synonyms. A full, alphabetized English index enables users to cross-reference words and signs throughout the entire volume.

The comprehensive introduction lays the groundwork for learning ASL by explaining in plain language the workings of ASL syntax and structure. It also offers examples of idioms and describes the antecedents of ASL, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. This extraordinary reference also provides a special section unique to this volume on ASL classifiers and their use. Readers will find complete descriptions of the various classifiers and examples of how to use these integral facets of ASL.

The full-color DVD included with this dictionary features a diverse group of native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the 3,077 signs. Fully searchable, users can view a sign and quickly go to its synonyms. This and the many other exclusive features in The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language combine to make it the outstanding ASL reference for all instructors, students, and users of ASL.


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The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language

ISBN-10: 1563686317
ISBN-13: 9781563686313
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Author(s): The Editors of Gallaudet University Press, Jean M. Gordon
Publication Date: 2014-10-31

* Featuring more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings* All signs paired with charming color illustrations* Introduction explains how to sign ASL and fingerspell* Complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms* Sample sentences using specific words to match every sign’s meaningRead More

* Featuring more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings* All signs paired with charming color illustrations* Introduction explains how to sign ASL and fingerspell* Complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms* Sample sentences using specific words to match every sign’s meaning

The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language presents more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings arranged alphabetically by English terms, plus delightful color illustrations for each sign. Also featuring English sentences for each sign, the Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary stands alone as the best, most entertaining ASL reference volume for deaf and hearing children alike.

     The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that serves a twofold purpose—to increase and improve deaf children's English vocabulary skills and to teach American Sign Language to hearing children. Research indicates that all children benefit from knowing more than one language, and they acquire the second language relatively quickly when they start learning it before the age of twelve. This dictionary will help deaf children make the connections between the signs they already know and the written English words that express the same concept. As a result, their reading vocabulary will grow, and they will gain an understanding of how English words can have different meanings. Hearing children will learn a new language and a new way to communicate.

     The introduction explains the history and culture of American Sign Language as well as how to sign and fingerspell. The accompanying DVD displays native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each sign plus 150 ASL sentences. For easier retention, signs can be watched in full speed or slow motion. The index listing all of the English vocabulary for each sign completes The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language as the new standard ASL reference for children, their parents, and their teachers.

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American Sign Language For Dummies, + Videos

ISBN-10: 9781119286073
ISBN-13: 9781119286073
Publisher: For Dummies
Author(s): Adan R. Penilla II, Angela Lee Taylor
Publication Date: 2016-11-30

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...Read More

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 communicatedGet up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the DeafUnderstand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communicationPractice 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.


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