The American Sign Language Phrase Book / Edition 3

The American Sign Language Phrase Book / Edition 3

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by Barbara Bernstein Fant, Betty Miller, Lou Fant
     
 

Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL

You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people.

Clearly illustrated with hundreds of

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Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL

You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people.

Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills.

From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071497138
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
133,607
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Lou Fant (1931-2001) was heralded as a leading expert in the ASL field and an ambassador between the deaf and hearing worlds. He was a teacher, interpreter, consultant, sign language coach, and actor. Fant cofounded the National Theatre of the Deaf in 1967.

Barbara Bernstein Fant has taught beginning and advanced ASL at Seattle Central Community College since 1990. On occasion, she contracts with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Seattle Diversity Words in providing ASL classes and tutoring to various corporations. She has served as the chairperson of the Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services board.

Table of Contents

Preface to 3rd Edition
Introduction: How To Use This Book

A Guide to American Sign Language

Everyday Expressions

Signing and Deafness

Getting Acquainted

Health

Weather

Family

School

Food and Drink

Clothing

Sports and Recreation

Travel

Animals, Colors

Civics

Religion

Technology

Numbers, Time, Dates, and Money

Appendix: The Manual Alphabet

Dictionary/Index

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