The American Sign Language Phrase Book with DVD

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Date

May 13, 2011

Format

Mixed media product, 400 pages

ISBN

0071759328 / 9780071759328

$

Your Price

26.00



Overview


Main description

Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL

You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people.

Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills.

This edition ncludes a two-hour DVD that presents right-and left-handed signers demonstrating every phrase in the book from chapter 3 through the appendix.

From asking simple questions ("How are you?") to more complex phrases ("There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it."), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.


Table of contents

Preface 1 How to Use This Book 2 A Guide to ASL 3 Greetings, Salutations, and Everyday Expressions (DVD) 4 Signing and Deafness (DVD) 5 Getting Acquainted (DVD) 6 Health (DVD) 7 Weather (DVD) 8 Family (DVD) 9 School (DVD) 10 Food and Drink (DVD) 11 Clothing (DVD) 12 Sports and Recreation (DVD) 13 Travel (DVD) 14 Animals and Colors (DVD) 15 Civics (DVD) 16 Religion (DVD) 17 Numbers, Time, Dates, & Money (DVD) 18 Technology (DVD) Appendix: The Manual Alphabet (DVD)


Author comments

Lou Fant (1931-2001) was heralded as a leading expert in the ASL field and an ambassador between the deaf and hearing worlds. He was a teacher, interpreter, consultant, sign language coach, and actor. Fant cofounded the National Theatre of the Deaf in 1967.

Barbara Bernstein Fant has taught beginning and advanced ASL at Seattle Central Community College since 1990. On occasion, she contracts with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Seattle Diversity Words in providing ASL classes and tutoring to various corporations.

Sign Media, founded in 1979, is the nation's leading producer of videotape and print materials on American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. To date, Sign Media has produced over 350 video titles covering virtually all aspects of American Sign Language and the American Deaf Community including Sign Language Instruction, Interpreter Education, American Deaf Culture, Entertainment, and ASL Translations or Synopses of material published in English.





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