Sign Language Made Simple

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Sign Language Made Simple will include five Parts:

Part One: an introduction, how to use this book, a brief history of signing and an explanation of how signing is different from other languages, including its use of non-manual markers (the use of brow, mouth, etc in signing.)
Part Two: Fingerspelling: the signing alphabet illustrated, the relationship between signing alphabet and ASL signs
Part Three: ...

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Sign Language Made Simple: A Complete Introduction to American Sign Language

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Overview

Sign Language Made Simple will include five Parts:

Part One: an introduction, how to use this book, a brief history of signing and an explanation of how signing is different from other languages, including its use of non-manual markers (the use of brow, mouth, etc in signing.)
Part Two: Fingerspelling: the signing alphabet illustrated, the relationship between signing alphabet and ASL signs
Part Three: Dictionary of ASL signs: concrete nouns, abstractions, verbs, describers, other parts of speech-approx. 1,000 illustrations. Will also include instructions for non-manual markers, where appropriate.
Part Four: Putting it all together: sentences and transitions, includes rudimentary sentences and lines from poems, bible verses, famous quotes-all illustrated. Also, grammatical aspects, word endings, tenses.
Part Five: The Humor of Signing: puns, word plays and jokes.

Sign Language Made Simple will have over 1,200 illustrations, be easy to use, fun to read and more competitively priced than the competition. It's a knockout addition to the Made Simple list.

"...illustrations and text demonstrate how to properly use ASL (American Sign Language)...a primer to the basic ASL signs and its alphabet."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385488570
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Made Simple Bks.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 177,277
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 10.23 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction 6
II What Is a Sign? 11
III Elements of a Rich Language 26
IV Dictionary of ASL Signs 37
V Putting It All Together 203
VI Humor, Piquancy, and Vulgarity 230
VII Index 239
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2003

    An awsome hand book!

    I have always wanted to learn sign langage and this book layed it all down for me. I don't have a lot of time and patients. So it wasn't frusterating. It was layed out in sections so I could find what I was looking for very fast and simple. I hope that you enjoy this book.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Great book to start with

    I am teaching a beginner sign class and this book is just the right pace for hearing with no prior knowledge of sign. I highly recommend it and it is a great price

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

    Useful

    This book was useful as a reference book. I used it to look up signs that I did not know right off the bat and because of the index in the back it makes it very simple to find what you are looking for quickly.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Very helpful

    I'm taking an ASL class and this was great for supplimental learning, especially since the sections are formatted very similiar to how a class would learn. You can learn a lot from this book, but probably don't expect that you'll become fluent in sign.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    recommended reading

    THis is a good learning tool. It is very helpful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Asl ( american sign language )

    Well i want to learn sign language really bad because i think it looks fun and i think im gonna get this book.

    :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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