The Joy of Signing: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet

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Gospel Publishing House, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 352 pages
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This is a guide for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern. It provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Over 1500 signs have been illustrated and are grouped by chapter into their natural categories. Includes line drawings and step-by-step descriptions of positions and movements, information about the origins of signs, as well as the correct usage of signs in context.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Good clear reference set up like a dictionary. I was all set to start to learn sign because my (not deaf) child didn't want to talk, and the experts thought maybe he'd rather sign for 'up' 'milk' and 'hug' - but then he finally decided to talk and hasn't stopped since. Read full review

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User Review  - Robbie_Hall - LibraryThing

My husband is fluent at signing....he purchased the book for me that assists him with teaching me. I find the book easy and reasonable. I prefer how the signs are grouped together by subject as I am well versed with the alphabet. Read full review


Introduction to the Second
The Language Pattern of Signs
and Endings

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About the author (1987)

Dr Lottie L. Riekehof has been associated with deaf people, sign language teaching, and interpreter training for many years. She was one of the first to promote the signing of music and has successfully trained a number of choral groupls in the presentation of signed interpretations of well-known songs.

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