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American Sign Language the Easy Way (Barron's Easy Way)

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Publisher Comments:

Current estimates have more than one million people using American Sign Language (ASL) in the United States, including approximately 450,000 deaf people. As growing numbers of deaf students are integrated into standard schools, the need for ASL interpreters continues to increase. Today, many public education systems offer an ASL course as a language elective in their curriculum, and this book--which can be used to teach both interpreters and the deaf--is an ideal text for such courses. Following a general introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, the author explains the use of "facial grammar" as a preliminary step to learning and understanding manual signing. Two succeeding chapters present the first eleven key grammatical rules of ASL. The 36 lessons that follow are divided into four groups that put these rules into practice and introduce additional rules. All lessons conclude with a practice session that reviews the lesson's material and progressively develops the student's proficiency in communicating in ASL. Following each of the four groups of nine lessons is a brief chapter dealing with Deaf Culture. The book's many line drawings illustrate approximately 720 ASL signs and their multiple meanings. The author has focused the text to make learning American Sign Language as easy as it is useful, both for instructors and students.

Synopsis:

(back cover)

ALL THE ESSENTIALS IN ONE CLEAR VOLUME

by David A. Stewart, Ed. D.,

Elizabeth Stewart,

and Jessalyn Little, M. Ed.

  • A clear and easy approach to learning American Sign Language
  • Updated to cover vocabulary related to new technological developments

  • More than 800 illustrative line drawings
  • How to use facial grammar to supplement manual signing
  • How to combine words to express complete statements

  • Synopsis:

    Learning ASL--American Sign Language--becomes easy with the help of this heavily illustrated book. This edition has been updated to include information on new technological developments and their related vocabulary. A useful guide both for the deaf and for those who teach or otherwise work among deaf men and women, this book opens with a detailed presentation of the 10 key grammatical rules of ASL. Also emphasized is the use of "facial grammar" as an important supplement to manual signing. Most of this book's contents are devoted to demonstrating and explaining signing. More than 800 line drawings clearly illustrate different words and then show how to combine them to convey statements. Here is easy access to the use of American Sign Language, a practical book for both the deaf and for those with normal hearing who have occasion to communicate with the deaf.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764102998
    Author:
    Stewart, David
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Author:
    Stewart Ed. D., David
    Author:
    David A. Stewart Ed.D.
    Author:
    David Stewart Ed. D.
    Author:
    Stewart Ed D., David A.
    Author:
    Stewart, Elizabeth
    Location:
    Hauppauge, NY :
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Sign Language
    Subject:
    American sign language
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series:
    Barron's Easy Way
    Publication Date:
    20031001
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    474
    Dimensions:
    10.94x7.74x1.08 in. 2.22 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , (back cover)

    ALL THE ESSENTIALS IN ONE CLEAR VOLUME

    by David A. Stewart, Ed. D.,

    Elizabeth Stewart,

    and Jessalyn Little, M. Ed.

  • A clear and easy approach to learning American Sign Language
  • Updated to cover vocabulary related to new technological developments

  • More than 800 illustrative line drawings
  • How to use facial grammar to supplement manual signing
  • How to combine words to express complete statements

  • "Synopsis" by , Learning ASL--American Sign Language--becomes easy with the help of this heavily illustrated book. This edition has been updated to include information on new technological developments and their related vocabulary. A useful guide both for the deaf and for those who teach or otherwise work among deaf men and women, this book opens with a detailed presentation of the 10 key grammatical rules of ASL. Also emphasized is the use of "facial grammar" as an important supplement to manual signing. Most of this book's contents are devoted to demonstrating and explaining signing. More than 800 line drawings clearly illustrate different words and then show how to combine them to convey statements. Here is easy access to the use of American Sign Language, a practical book for both the deaf and for those with normal hearing who have occasion to communicate with the deaf.
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