Sign Language Made Simple
Sign Language Made Simple will include five Parts:
Part One: an introduction, how to use this book, a brief history of signing and an explanation of how signing is different from other languages, including its use of non-manual markers (the use of brow, mouth, etc in signing.)
Part Two: Fingerspelling: the signing alphabet illustrated, the relationship between signing alphabet and ASL signs
Part Three: Dictionary of ASL signs: concrete nouns, abstractions, verbs, describers, other parts of speech-approx. 1,000 illustrations. Will also include instructions for non-manual markers, where appropriate.
Part Four: Putting it all together: sentences and transitions, includes rudimentary sentences and lines from poems, bible verses, famous quotes-all illustrated. Also, grammatical aspects, word endings, tenses.
Part Five: The Humor of Signing: puns, word plays and jokes.
Sign Language Made Simple will have over 1,200 illustrations, be easy to use, fun to read and more competitively priced than the competition. It's a knockout addition to the Made Simple list.
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Review: Sign Language Made Simple: A Complete Introduction to American Sign LanguageUser Review - Goodreads
It's a good book for learning sign language and syntax, but some of the signs have changed, so you have to look them up to verify which ones have changed, but it is a good reference book!
Sign Language BookUser Review - Overstock.com
Book has all the beginning signs,& picture to start learning. ...
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Sign Language Made Simple: A Complete Introduction to American Sign Language
Limited preview - 2012