American Sign Language: A Teacher's Resource Text on Grammar and Culture

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Clerc Books, 1991 - Education - 469 pages
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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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Chapter IWhat is a Language?
Chapter IIWhat is American Sign Language?

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About the author (1991)

Charlotte Baker-Shenk is a consultant on ASL linguistics and empowerment. She lives in Mt. Rainier, MD.

Dennis Cokely is Director of the American Sign Language Program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

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