The American Sign Language Phrase Book / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

Organized by topic/focuses on health/family/sport/ travel/religion/time/money/food & drink/etc.

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A reference to everyday expressions in American Sign Language (ASL). Phrases, grouped in sections such as signing and deafness, getting acquainted, health, school, family, weather, travel, and religion, are illustrated with b&w drawings. Discusses ASL grammar, and includes a sign language alphabet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071497138
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/21/2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 115,389
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Preface to 3rd EditionIntroduction: 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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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Great educational tool for my deaf son

    This book has helped my adult son a great deal .Sorry to say he"s incoserated. was afriad he might lose "his sign" ability with no one to talk to, so this has helped him a great deal!

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