Learning Sign Language is a great resource of tips and tricks for those taking classes or who are interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL). Instead of an instructional book on using sign language, this is a manual that helps the student know how to learn signs.
If the interest of the student is to learn a signed language other than ASL this book is still a tremendous resource. Many countries use sign language systems based on ASL. American Sign Language itself has its base in French Sign Language (LSF) which has also influenced the signed language systems of many countries. Therefore, most of the tips and tricks for learning sign language found in the book will more than likely directly apply to the signed language the student wishes to learn.
The author has spent years traveling to different countries to work with deaf communities using various signed languages. The book contains tips from his travels on how to take current sign language knowledge and apply that to learning new languages.
|Publisher:||J. David Peach|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||1 MB|
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I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS GOING TO TEACH ME SIGN LANGUE, IT WAS JUST TIPS! DONT BUY THIS COMPLETE RIP OFF
Exceptionally easy to understand book that is well written & effortless to follow. Topics covered were Attitude in Learning Sign Language, Fingerspelling, Think Meaning-Tags, Facial Expression, Hand Dominance, Written Description of Signs, General Grammar Rules, Words with Multiple Signs and Meanings, Directional Verbs, Signing Clearly, Receptive Skills, and Ready/Set/Go. This book is great not only for those who are beginners, but also those looking to brush up on their sign language skills. It is not a dictionary or picture book, but a book teaching skills and tips of how to apply signs (which I believe is even more valuable). It would take years of learning sign language and making mistakes interpreting to glean all the tips that are in this book.