American Sign Language Demystified

American Sign Language Demystified

2.7 4
by Dr. Kristin Mulrooney
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Get your message across using your hands and your body language

Want to communicate with the Deaf community but are mystified how to start? With American Sign Language Demystified you'll learn this unique visual language, and a whole new world of communication will be opened to you.

At your own pace, you will learn basic grammar

Overview

Get your message across using your hands and your body language

Want to communicate with the Deaf community but are mystified how to start? With American Sign Language Demystified you'll learn this unique visual language, and a whole new world of communication will be opened to you.

At your own pace, you will learn basic grammar structures, discover the nuances of body positioning, master how to convey time, and build a useful vocabulary of signs and phrases. To help you on your way, the accompanying 100-minute DVD features in-depth demonstrations of how to make signs and create phrases and sentences as executed in American Sign Language.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A DVD that contains all the signs and phrases in the book as well as hundreds of additional vocabulary signs
  • Quizzes at the end of each chapter to monitor your progress
  • Etiquette you need to know when using ASL
  • A helpful history of ASL

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, American Sign Language Demystified will help you communicate in ASL confidently and comfortably.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071601382
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Series:
Demystified
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
16 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Kristin Mulrooney, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of linguistics at Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university for the Deaf. Dr. Mulrooney's research interest is focused on the relationship between language theory and language use. Her research has focused on the structure of personal narratives in ASL, the role of metaphor in ASL discourse structure and the comparison of ASL narrative structure and narrative structure of spoken languages.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

American Sign Language Demystified with DVD 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kenneth Crist More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. WEB SITE MISLEADING THAT A AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE DEMYSTIFIED DVD COMES WITH THIS? NO IT DOES NOT! ONLY COMES WITH HARD COPY BOOK? THE E-READER VERSION DOES NOT COME WITH ANY DVD? E-READER VERSION HAS THUMBNAIL IMAGES YOU CANNOYT ENLARGE? YOU CANNOT DISTINGUISH WHAT FORM FINGER SIGN OR EVEN SEE WHAT POSITION FINGERS ARE IN TO FORM ANY LETTER! I do not reccomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for nothingm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago