The Directory of American Sign Language
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The Directory of American Sign Language

by Peter Adams
     
 
American Sign Language (ASL) is a complex range of hand and facial gestures used among deaf and hearing-impaired communities throughout the United States and Canada. It is a rich, colorful, and diverse language, which is quite distinct from spoken or written English. This directory is a basic introduction to the vocabulary, grammar, and etiquette of ASL. It begins

Overview

American Sign Language (ASL) is a complex range of hand and facial gestures used among deaf and hearing-impaired communities throughout the United States and Canada. It is a rich, colorful, and diverse language, which is quite distinct from spoken or written English. This directory is a basic introduction to the vocabulary, grammar, and etiquette of ASL. It begins with numbers and the letters of the alphabet, before moving on to a range of common words and simple phrases. It is a suitable guide for all newcomers to the language, and includes:

  • An introduction to the fourth most commonly used language in the United States.
  • A starter’s guide to the principles of ASL
  • Graphic illustrations showing the handshapes, movements, and facial gestures for each word, phrase, letter, or number.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435108080
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
01/25/2009
Series:
Reference Directory Series
Edition description:
Spiral
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.85(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter Adams is a journalist who has written widely on a range of subjects and has a long-standing interest in ASL.

Professor James Womack works as an ASL instructor at the Community College of Southern Nevada. He has taught and counseled deaf students for many years, conducts ASL workshops, and has been extensively involved in community programs for the deaf. He is a member of the American Sign Language Teachers’ Association and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

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