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The fourth most common language in America is ASL, American Sign Language. It's a complex system that uses signs made with the hands (as well as different facial expressions and body postures) to communicate. If you or someone in your life is deaf or hearing-impaired, understanding ASL is essential. Learn the most commonly signed words in ASL in 1,000 Words to Sign. Learn a new language — ASL — with this easy-to-understand reference book and DVD. Written by one of the most respected experts on American Sign Language, Geoffrey Poor, 1,000 Words to Sign is divided into two sections: an introduction to ASL, followed by a vocabulary section. Arranged alphabetically, the vocabulary section is organized by common themes, including people, home, food, school, work, and nature. Each word is clearly illustrated with two to four photographs showing the beginning, middle, and end positions of the sign, with instructional arrows to indicate movement.

About the Author

Professor Geoffrey Poor is Associate Professor, Department of Sign Language and Interpreting Education, at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. Previously he was instructor of ASL at the University of Maine and worked for the State of Maine as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf. He has helped produce two American Sign Language dictionaries; one on CD for the NTID and one on paper for Barron's Educational.

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Poor, Geoffrey
Thunder Bay Press
Poor, Geoffrey S.
Sign Language
Study & Teaching
Foreign Languages-American Sign Language
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Trade Cloth
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9.5 x 9.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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