Advanced Sign Language Vocabulary; Raising Expectations: A Resource Text for Educators, Interpreters, Parents, and Sign Language Instructors

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2009 - American Sign Language - 208 pages
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This new edition represents an updated collection of advanced sign language vocabulary facilitating enriched vocabulary development and elevated academic standards. This collection of signs reflects the vocabulary one would encounter in an educational or employment-related setting intended for use by educators, interpreters, parents, and anyone wishing to expand their sign language vocabulary. The signs have been collected from established base signs and initialized signs observed within the Deaf community. The signs are divided into academic categories with each sign clearly illustrated and movement described. This text is further enhanced by providing the conceptual origins of the signs to promote easy retention and an alphabetical index to help locate individual signs quickly.
 

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I only got to see the preview, but it was enough to know that this is a great resource for anyone interested in sign language, especially educators and interpreters.
I have been signing for almost 7
years, interpreting for a couple years and there are several signs that I learned just from the preview. There are many signs that indeed are advanced, that in normal conversation and/or intrerpreting would not come up regularly.
I will say that there are many initialized signs that can definitely be modified to be more ASL and then spell the words such as; harbor, bay, canyon, grain and gulf just to mention a few.
Other than these few things, I would definitely recommend this and I will most likely buy this myself.
 

Contents

Chapter One ENGLISH
3
Chapter Two SOCIAL STUDIES
19
Chapter Three SCIENCE
52
Chapter Four MATHEMATICS
74
Chapter Five HEALTH
87
Chapter Six NONACADEMICS
104
Chapter Seven EDUCATION
118
Chapter Eight GENERAL VOCABULARY
140
INDEX
183
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