Signs of the Times / Edition 2

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Overview

  • Completely Revised with New Signs and Lessons
  • Each Sign Illustration Features Sentences in English and ASL Order
  • New Class Activities and New Student Activities for Homework or Quizzes
  • New Facts about American Sign Language Grammar and Deaf Culture

Now, the bestselling American Sign Language textbook Signs of the Times has been completely revised and updated. The new, second edition is an excellent beginner’s American Sign Language textbook designed for use in the classroom or at home. Organized into 44 lessons, it presents more than 1,300 signs representing 3,500 English glosses. Each lesson contains clear illustrations of all signs, English equivalent words and synonyms, sample sentences to define vocabulary context, and practice sentences to display and reinforce ASL usage.

Signs of the Times is a complete text that includes new class activities for teachers, plus new student activities that can be done in class, as homework, or as quizzes. The new edition features the Contextual Sign/Word Appendix, which displays groups of sentences using the same English word to show different meanings along with the corresponding ASL signs. It also provides an expanded index, vocabulary lists, and a reading reference list. The new edition offers facts on ASL grammar and Deaf culture and includes mind ticklers that enliven the lessons with hints, tips, and mnemonic devices.

The new Signs of the Times expands the features that made it a standard, easy-to-use ASL textbook. Signs are repeated in sentences throughout the book to provide excellent practice for the students. The clear, easy-to-understand sign illustrations facilitates the learning process, enhancing students’ success while also making ASL fun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563684463
  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 442
  • Sales rank: 561,642
  • Product dimensions: 10.78 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Edgar H. Shroyer is former Professor and Director of the Education of Deaf Children Program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

Susan P. Shroyer is a former teacher and administrator at the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Greensboro, and a certified interpreter.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    Previous rating is BS

    This book cannot have been rated !!! IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN PUBLISHED YET !!! If it is anything like the previous edition, it is inaccurate at best. The illustrations are not very helpful. If our instructor did not explain the signs, we would be making them all wrong according to the pictures.

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