Synopses & Reviews
Quick and easy phrases in ASL for daily life
Perfect Phrases for American Sign Language provides 150 essential phrases for hearing-impaired users of ASL and those who interact with them. ASL expert Barbara Bernstein Fant--carrying on the work of her late husband Lou--and illustrator Betty Miller make it easy for you to pick up key signs for everyday communication without having to have prior knowledge of signing. This handy reference is perfect for comfortably and confidently communicating with loved ones, coworkers, patients, or anyone who uses ASL.
With 150 key phrases, the perfect and essential way to communicate with ASL signers.
About the Author
was considered a leading expert in the ASL field. He was a teacher, interpreter, consultant, sign language coach, and actor. He was the author of numerous articles and five books on ASL.
Barbara Bernstein Fant has taught beginning and advanced ASL at Seattle Central Community College sine 1990. She has served as the chairperson of the Abused Deaf Womens Advocacy Services board.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Sentence Types
2. Question Signs
3. Greetings, Introductions, and Common Expressions
4. Getting Better Acquainted
5. Signing and Deafness
7. Numbers, Time, Dates, and Money
9. Holidays and Occasions
10. Additional Vocabulary
Appendix: The Manual Alphabet