Synopses & Reviews
For the fourth most used language in the United States, there has not previously been a manual that did more than simply show how to make individual signs. Signing Made Easy teaches how to use signing as a language.
A comprehensive guide to learning and using Sign Language in everyday life
The authors of the acclaimed Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing and The Pocket Dictionary of Signing have created a text and workbook in one. This volume will teach you how to use signing in English sentence format. Signing Made Easy offers the most thorough, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding.
Presented in a large-format, easy-to-follow design, this book includes:
More than 3,500 different signs, with clear illustrations and descriptions
Instructions on how to sign in complete sentences
Exercises for learning how to give and receive signs
Drills to reinforce vocabulary retention
Chapters organized by subject -- from "Work and Careers" to "Family and Social Life" to "Food" --that build progressively on previous lessons
The complete manual alphabet
Spelling exercises throughout
Instructions for forming numbers and inflections
A complete index for easy reference"
About the Author
Mickey Flodin is the author of Signing Everyday Phrases, Signing for Kids, Signing is Fun, Signing Illustrated, and co-author, with Rod R. Butterworth, of The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing, The Pocket Dictionary of Signing, and Signing Made Easy.
Table of Contents
Signing Made Easy Foreword
How to Use This Book
Suggestions and Tips for Easier Signing
The Manual Alphabet
Family and Social Life
Work and Careers
Travel and Holidays
Sports and Recreation
Seasons, Time, and Weather
Money and Shopping
Health and Emergencies
Animals and Nature