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ISBN13: 9780764134289
ISBN10: 0764134280
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This heavily illustrated, self-teaching guide to ASL--American Sign Language--is useful both for the deaf and for those men and women who teach or work among deaf people. E-Z American Sign Language presents ASL's 10 key grammatical rules and emphasizes the use of "facial grammar" as an important supplement to manual signing. Most of the book's content takes the form of a presentation of more than 800 captioned line drawings that illustrate signs for their equivalent words and then show how to combine signs in order to communicate detailed statements. Barron's E-Z Series books are updated, and re-formatted editions of Barron's older and perennially popular Easy Way books. Titles in the new E-Z Series feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. All are self-teaching manuals that cover a wide variety of practical and academic subjects, written on levels that range from senior high school to college-101 standards.

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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.

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    kreed, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by kreed)
    4 years ago, I was looking for a text to use in my high school American Sign Languages classes. I didn't want just an ASL dictionary, nor did I want to teach from a college-level text. After much research, I decided on the Barron's "The Easy Way" text. This offers a variety of signs, Deaf culture, and even a large section on grammatical structure. I especially liked the dialogs that appear in each unit (a great tool for classroom practice). Overall, the book has been a good choice, and I use it in two different levels of ASL at the high school level, but I do wish that the author had included some of the more basic signs (animals, colors, household items, basic verbs, etc). I also think that starting off with 29 pages of grammar is a bit much, especially at an introductory level. I would love to see more activities included to facilitate practice. There are a few sections that include questions about the information covered in the unit and sentences to practice translating, but these have the answers printed directly below (unfortunately, this is not a good self-check technique for high school students). An appendix of "on your own" practice activities or self-check questions would be very helpful, expecially after the grammar sections. I have spent the last four years working to create additional worksheets and supplemental materials to support what is covered in the Barron's text. I feel that this text does a good job of covering the basics, but if you plan to use it in the classroom, plan on purchasing or creating supplementary materials. I see that the author has a second edition and I am curious to see what changes or additions have been made.
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    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764134289
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Subject:
    Sign Language
    Editor:
    Anna
    Author:
    Lisa M. Dimling Ph.D.
    Author:
    Stewart, David A.
    Author:
    Dimling Ph.D., Lisa M.
    Author:
    Stewart Ed D., David A.
    Author:
    David A. Stewart Ed.D.
    Author:
    Jessalyn Little M.Ed.
    Author:
    Stewart, Elizabeth
    Author:
    Little M.Ed., Jessalyn
    Author:
    Little, Jessalyn
    Subject:
    American sign language
    Subject:
    Foreign language
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    2
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series:
    Barron's E-Z
    Publication Date:
    October 2006
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    480
    Dimensions:
    10 x 7.8125 in

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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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