American Sign Language the Easy Way

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Barron's, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 474 pages
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Learning ASL--American Sign Language--becomes easy with the help of this heavily illustrated book. This edition has been updated to include information on new technological developments and their related vocabulary. A useful guide both for the deaf and for those who teach or otherwise work among deaf men and women, this book opens with a detailed presentation of the 10 key grammatical rules of ASL. Also emphasized is the use of "facial grammar" as an important supplement to manual signing. Most of this book's contents are devoted to demonstrating and explaining signing. More than 800 line drawings clearly illustrate different words and then show how to combine them to convey statements. Here is easy access to the use of American Sign Language, a practical book for both the deaf and for those with normal hearing who have occasion to communicate with the deaf.

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User Review  - palaverofbirds - LibraryThing

This book was interesting, but more interesting than I feel useful. 1. The explanations of ASL grammar were concise, simple and not lacking in examples. 2. The diagrams themselves were a little hard ... Read full review

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User Review  - Curt in Hanover - Borders

This is a tremendous book with a lot of good guidelines for grammar, sentence structure, etc. Specific rules are explained with many practical examples given. An absolute must for anyone who is serious about conquering ASL. Read full review

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David A Stewart is Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

Elizabeth Stewart is an outstanding practitioner of the traditional arts. An internationally recognized singer, storyteller, composer, and song writer of remarkable ability, she has performed all over the United Kingdom and made several tours of America. She and her family have been visited by musicians, singers, folklorists, and journalists for over fifty years.

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