Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes: A Complete Photographic Guide to American Sign Language

Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes: A Complete Photographic Guide to American Sign Language

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by Gabriel Grayson, Gabriel Gryson
     
 

After English and Spanish, it is the third most common language in North America. Over 22 million people use it to communicate. It has its own beauty, its own unmistakable form, and its own inherent culture. It is American Sign Language (ASL), the language of the deaf.

Gabriel Grayson has put together a book that makes signing accessible, easy, and fun. Using

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Overview

After English and Spanish, it is the third most common language in North America. Over 22 million people use it to communicate. It has its own beauty, its own unmistakable form, and its own inherent culture. It is American Sign Language (ASL), the language of the deaf.

Gabriel Grayson has put together a book that makes signing accessible, easy, and fun. Using almost 1,400 photographs, he has created a comprehensive primer to the techniques, words,

and phrases of signing. Each word or phrase is accompanied by a photo or series of photos that show hand and body motions and facial expressions. Along with the images are step-by-step instructions for forming the sign, as well as a helpful “Visualize” tip that connects the sign with its meaning for easier recall.

After examining the fascinating history and nature of both sign language and the deaf community, Talking With Your Hands explains signing basics, covering such topics as handshapes, fingerspelling, signing etiquette, and more. The remaining chapters provide over 1,700 words and phrases. Throughout the book, informative insets focus on fascinating aspects of deaf history, deaf culture, and significant deaf personalities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757000072
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
172,962
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
How to Use This Book
Introduction
1. The Basics
2. People, Relationships, and Pronouns
3. Actions
4. Home and Clothing
5. Food and Mealtime
6. Time and Days of the Week
7. Numbers, Money, and Quantity
8. Seasons, Nature, and Animals
9. School and Education
10. Careers and the Workplace
11. Sports and Leisure
12. Travel, Location, and Direction
13. Cities, States, Countries, and Governments
14. The Body and Health
15. Thoughts and Feelings
16. Religion
17. Descriptions
18. Conversation and Common Phrases
Index

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