American Sign Language: A Teacher's Resource Text on Grammar and Culture
Best known as the Green Books, the American Sign Language books provide teachers and students of American Sign Language (ASL) with the complete means for learning about the culture, community, and the native language of Deaf people. A group of 15 ASL teachers and linguists reviewed all five books to ensure that they were accurate and easy to comprehend. This volume of the American Sign Language series explains in depth the grammar and structure of ASL while also presenting a description of the Deaf community in the United States. Written for teachers with minimal training in linguistics, it includes many illustrations, examples, and dialogues that also focus on specific aspects of the Deaf community.
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Review: American Sign Language Green Books, A Teacher's Resource Text on Grammar and CultureUser Review - Dana - Goodreads
I'm not done reading this yet, but already it has greatly increased my understanding of the usage of ASL, and it's grammar. I recommend this for anyone learning ASL. Read full review
Review: American Sign Language Green Books, A Teacher's Resource Text on Grammar and CultureUser Review - Tamra - Goodreads
Required text for my ASL Grammar class at BYU. I don't remember much about the book, however, and I need to re-read it. What I DO remember is that it was during that class, and partly because of this book, that ASL grammar really clicked for me. I'll re-rate it when I re-read it. Read full review
Chapter IWhat is a Language?
Chapter IIWhat is American Sign Language?
Chapter IIIEnglish in the Deaf Community
Chapter IVSign Formation and Variation
Chapter VSelected Sign Types
Chapter VISentence Types
Chapter XIIITemporal Aspect
Chapter XIVDistributional Aspect
Sign Language Bibliography
Chapter IXSubjects and Objects