The Signed English Starter

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Gallaudet University Press, 1984 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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The Signed English Starter is the first book to use when learning Signed English. It contains 940 basic signs presented topically, a method especially suited to beginning signers.

The organization of the volume facilitates learning. It provides a basic, functional sign vocabulary; a systematic progression in the use of the 14 sign markers; discussion of the unique features of a manual English system; a glossary of terms; and a page of exercises following each of the 12 chapters in the book. The words have been selected to be of most value to young children.
 

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Contents

Things
13
Special Verbs and Function Words
29
The Body
45
Actions
59
Actions 2
73
Leisure Time
88
Nature and Animals
105
Descriptions
124
Transportation
172
Practice
175
Time Money Shapes and Adverbs Introduction
176
Time
178
Adverbs
183
Money and Shapes
188
Practice
191
Glossary
192

Food
142
Travel Introduction
161
Places
164
Location and Direction
168
References
194
Index
195
Titles in the Signed English Series
208
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About the author (1984)

Harry Bornstein is former director of the Gallaudet Signed English Project and is now a consultant in San Francisco, CA.

Karen L. Saulnier is a former research associate at the Center for Studies in Education and Human Development at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

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