The Signed English Starter
Gallaudet University Press, 1984 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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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Special Verbs and Function Words
Nature and Animals
Time Money Shapes and Adverbs Introduction
Money and Shapes
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altemately American Sign Language back of left back of LH back of right base sign chin Circle right Claw shape ending with palms finger of right Fingerspell Five shape RH Flat 0 shape forehead front of body function words handshapes knuckles of right left palm left tips left to right left wrist letter e.g. LH open little finger side middle finger open B palm open B shape outlining shape palm and tips palms facing Place back Place index finger Place little finger Place right index Place thumb Place tips Repeat motion RH palm left right cheek right fingers right H right index finger right open right temple right tips shape both hands shape LH knuckles shape RH palm side of right sign words Signed English thumb and index thumb of right tip of left tips facing tips left tips of right tips right Twist Wiggle words hyphenated letter