Four deaf teachers and three hearing students provide a variety of models for the exercises in the text. Conversation tape presents spontaneous, ...Show synopsisFour deaf teachers and three hearing students provide a variety of models for the exercises in the text. Conversation tape presents spontaneous, unrehearsed conversations between four deaf adults, discussing such topics as mischievous behaviors of school children, travel experiences, deaf clubs, deaf people in different countries, and name signs.Hide synopsis
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Description:Paul, Frank A. Very Good. 7 1/2" X 10" 288 Pages with Vocabulary...Paul, Frank A. Very Good. 7 1/2" X 10" 288 Pages with Vocabulary Index. March 2003 13th Printing of the Second Edition. Spiral bound with no broken coils. This is a clean well cared-for book with white pages. A thumb-through does not reveal marks, underlining, or stamps. None of the exercises have marks. In the years since this book was first published, there has been a growing interest in sign language used by Deaf people in the United States. Research studies have been of immense value in providing new facts about American Sign Language (ASL) and other foreign sign languages to hundreds of thousands of people, both Deaf and hearing. For this information to be helpful for the second language student it must be in textbook form. This new edition has the latest information about ASL structure, and second language teaching techniques. Within each of the lessons there are basic explanations of the structures with examples and illustrations. Attempting to learn a visual-gestural language from a textbook alone is difficult and inadvisable and this book is intended for use with a teacher or other visual models. Answers to the exercises are located in the Answer Key at the end of the text. Contents in 22 Lessons: Personal Pronouns, Possessives, Basic Sentence Structure, Negatives, Sentence Structure Present and Past Tense, Sentences with Object + Subject + Verb, Imperatives Using Numbers, WH Questions, Noun Verb Pairs, Negative and Responses Modals, Adverbials of Place Here and There, Locational Relationships, Mass Quantifiers, More Negatives, More Directional Verbs, Time Measurements with Numbers, Using a Clause as Topic, Verb Inflection, Adjective Modulation, Conditional Sentences, Pluralizing Classifiers, and Outlining for Shape and Detail. Plus Manual Alphabet, Numbers, References and Answer Key.
I am taking an American Sign Language class for the first time, and this is the book we are using. It is an excellent book and fairly easy to use. A good book for beginners trying to learn how to sign.
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