Synopses & Reviews
A guide to the fourth most-commonly used language in the U.S.
From the Alpha Teach Yourself series comes this self-paced, step-by-step approach to learning ASL. It teaches readers the unique syntax and grammar, the signs themselves, and the just-as-important subtle facial expressions and body movements.
- Covers both giving and receiving signs, with the basic hand shapes- According to the MLA, ASL was offered at 119 U.S. colleges in 2000, up from 78 in 1995- Over half a million Americans speak ASL, according to ASLInfo.com
About the Author
Trudy Suggs is an author, editor, and an American Sign Language instructor. She is the former editor-in-chief of Silent News Newspaper, news reporter for DeafNation Newspaper, and the author of many articles, newsletters, and marketing materials aimed at the deaf community. She received her B.A. in communication from Gallaudet University and later taught American Sign Language at both Harper and Columbia College.