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Communicating in Sign: Creative Ways to Learn American Sign Language (ASL) (Flying Hands Book)

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American Sign Language (ASL) is the primary means of communication among the 22 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people in this country — and those who live and work with them. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Communicating in Signandlt;/Iandgt; revolutionizes the way ASL is taught by offering a beginning vocabulary based on the grammar and syntax of native signers and illustrating the eye contact, facial expressions, and body language that accompany hand and mouth movements. This breakthrough approach to mastering ASL, written for a general audience, is an invaluable resource for anyone eager to learn a language that is rapidly becoming part of our mainstream culture and also for educators, businesses,and organizations working to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Communicating in Signandlt;/Iandgt; places ASL within the context of Deaf culture and etiquette, delineating the components that contribute to its depth and richness.

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This easy-to-use introduction to American Sign Language places the language within the context of deaf culture and etiquette, delineating the components that contribute to its depth and richness. 15 photos. 117 line drawings.

Synopsis:

Communicating in Sign revolutionizes the way ASL is taught by offering a beginning vocabulary based on the grammar and syntax of native signers and illustrating the eye contact, facial expressions and body language that accompany hand and mouth movements. This breakthrough approach to mastering ASL, written for a general audience, is an invaluable resource for anyone eager to learn a language that is rapidly becoming part of our mainstream culture and also for educators, business, and organizations working to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Diane P. Chambersandlt;/Bandgt; is a nationally certified ASL interpreter and college-level instructor, and is president of Flying Hands, a firm dedicated to linking the hearing and Deaf communities. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by Bernard Bragg

Internationally renowned Deaf actor and educator

Chapter 1 Emotions

Chapter 2 The Big Picture: Using Natural Gesture

Chapter 3 The Basic Elements of Formal ASL Signs

Chapter 4 Deaf Culture

Chapter 5 Meetings and Greetings

Chapter 6 At Home

Chapter 7 On the Job and at School

Chapter 8 Getting Around

Chapter 9 What Time Is It?

The American Manual Alphabet

Suggested Reading

Resources

Index of Signs

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684835204
Editor:
Robertson, D. Keith
Author:
Robertson, D. Keith
Author:
Chambers, Diane P.
Author:
Amaranth, Lee A.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Sign Language
Subject:
American sign language
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Foreign Languages-American Sign Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Flying Hands Book
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
107 LINE DRAWINGS, 15 halftones
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 12.53 oz
Age Level:
General Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Synopsis" by , Communicating in Sign revolutionizes the way ASL is taught by offering a beginning vocabulary based on the grammar and syntax of native signers and illustrating the eye contact, facial expressions and body language that accompany hand and mouth movements. This breakthrough approach to mastering ASL, written for a general audience, is an invaluable resource for anyone eager to learn a language that is rapidly becoming part of our mainstream culture and also for educators, business, and organizations working to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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