The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet

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Gospel Publishing House, Jan 1, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 352 pages
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This is a guide for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern. It provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Over 1500 signs have been illustrated and are grouped by chapter into their natural categories. Includes line drawings and step-by-step descriptions of positions and movements, information about the origins of signs, as well as the correct usage of signs in context.

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Review: The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet

User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

This book pieces together sentences for you somewhat. It is a help if you aren't sure how to really put together words but if you are trying to learn then a dictionary is more useful. I did go through ... Read full review

Review: The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet

User Review  - Janet Willmann - Goodreads

Excellent book for the beginner! Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Second
5
The Language Pattern of Signs
12
and Endings
25
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About the author (1987)

Dr Lottie L. Riekehof has been associated with deaf people, sign language teaching, and interpreter training for many years. She was one of the first to promote the signing of music and has successfully trained a number of choral groupls in the presentation of signed interpretations of well-known songs.

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