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American Sign Language The Easy Way
     

American Sign Language The Easy Way

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by David Stewart Ed. D.
 

Current estimates have more than one million people using American Sign Language (ASL) in the United States, including approximately 450,000 deaf people. As growing numbers of deaf students are integrated into standard schools, the need for ASL interpreters continues to increase. Today, many public education systems offer an ASL course as a language elective in

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Current estimates have more than one million people using American Sign Language (ASL) in the United States, including approximately 450,000 deaf people. As growing numbers of deaf students are integrated into standard schools, the need for ASL interpreters continues to increase. Today, many public education systems offer an ASL course as a language elective in their curriculum, and this book--which can be used to teach both interpreters and the deaf--is an ideal text for such courses. Following a general introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, the author explains the use of "facial grammar" as a preliminary step to learning and understanding manual signing. Two succeeding chapters present the first eleven key grammatical rules of ASL. The 36 lessons that follow are divided into four groups that put these rules into practice and introduce additional rules. All lessons conclude with a practice session that reviews the lesson's material and progressively develops the student's proficiency in communicating in ASL. Following each of the four groups of nine lessons is a brief chapter dealing with Deaf Culture. The book's many line drawings illustrate approximately 720 ASL signs and their multiple meanings. The author has focused the text to make learning American Sign Language as easy as it is useful, both for instructors and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764102998
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Easy Way Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.00(d)

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American Sign Language The Easy Way 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book ahs everything that would be needed to know about the entire ASL language. It has info. on how to ask a question the way you should express your face and much more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I baught this book to help me in my college Sign Language class. I ended up using this book more then my regular textbook. Its an excellent source and has some great pictures and examples. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn sign language. I beleive it to be one of the best books out tehre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not very many books out there are good resources for learning proper ASL grammar. This is the exception. It's been a great tool for me to use during this time of learning the language. Good buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book deals thoroughly with ASL grammar in a way that is easily understood. I have found many resources for vocabulary, but very few good ones for ASL grammar. I buy this book for friends who want to learn ASL.