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American Sign Language for dummies
Title:
American Sign Language for dummies
ISBN:
9781119286073
Physical Description:
xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents:
American Sign Language and you. You already know a little sign ; Signing grammar basics ; Starting to sign basic expressions ; Getting your numbers and times straight ; Signing at home -- Refining your ASL. Asking questions and making small talk ; Asking for directions ; Dining and going to the market ; Shopping made easy ; The signer about town ; Takin' care of business ; Recreation and the great outdoors ; Here's to your health -- Looking at life through deaf eyes. The Deaf community and Deaf etiquette ; Soliciting social justice ; Using technology to communicate -- The part of tens. Ten tips to help you sign like a pro ; Ten ways to pick up sign quickly ; Ten popular deaf expressions.
Abstract:
"Grasp the rich culture and language of the Deaf community. To see people use American Sign Language (ASL) to share ideas is remarkable and fascinating to watch. Now, you have a chance to enter the wonderful world of sign language. American Sign Language For Dummies offers you an easy-to-access introduction so you can get your hands wet with ASL, whether you're new to the language or looking for a great refresher. Used predominantly in the United States, ASL provides the Deaf community with the ability to acquire and develop language and communication skills by utilizing facial expressions and body movements to convey and process linguistic information. With American Sign Language For Dummies, the complex visual-spatial and linguistic principles that form the basis for ASL are broken down, making this a great resource for friends, colleagues, students, education personnel, and parents of Deaf children. Grasp the various ways ASL is communicated, get up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the Deaf, understand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communication, practice signing with videos online. If you want to get acquainted with Deaf culture and understand what it's like to be part of a special community with a unique shared and celebrated history and language, American Sign Language For Dummies gets you up to speed on ASL fast."--Amazon.com description.
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Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
General Note:
Preceding editions titled Signing for dummies.