1,000 Signs of Life: Basic ASL for Everyday Conversation / Edition 1

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Overview

Here’s the succinct handbook that will allow everyone to enjoy the beauty and functionality of American Sign Language. 1,000 Signs of Life: Basic ASL for Everyday Conversation illustrates a potpourri of intriguing and entertaining signs that can be grasped quickly and used to communicate with anyone familiar with ASL, deaf or hearing. Organized alphabetically in 17 categories, this handy paperback offers common signs for animals, food, clothes, people, health and body, the time, days of the week, seasons, colors, quantities, transportation and travel, and many more practical topics. Readers also can learn signs for community-related terms, holidays and religion, and for thoughts and emotions, signs that will offer them the opportunity to experience the full potential of ASL.

1,000 Signs of Life begins with a concise introduction to American Sign Language, including how it evolved and how its grammar and syntax work. Complementing this information are categories on signs for adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and locations, question words, and verbs and action words. Interspersed throughout the text are tips for signing, rules of signing etiquette, and engaging anecdotes about Deaf culture, Deaf people, and the Deaf community. 1,000 Signs of Life provides a fun, fast way to learn basic ASL signs and also offers easy-to-follow instructions and hints on how to use them in a variety of everyday situations. It's the perfect streamlined guide for signing ASL.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563682728
  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 339,245
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors of Gallaudet University Press have written and edited more than 50 titles, videotapes, and CDs featuring signed languages during the past 25 years at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Adjectives/adverbs 7
Animals 23
Classroom vocabulary 27
Clothes 55
Colors 60
Food 62
Health/body 73
Holidays/religion 84
Home/community 89
People 106
Prepositions/locations 120
Quantity 128
Question words 137
Thoughts/emotions 140
Time/days of the week/seasons/weather 150
Transportation/travel 162
Verbs/action words 166
Index 203
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