A basic course in American Sign Language

Author: Tom Humphries,Carol Padden,Terrence J. O'Rourke

Publisher: T J Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780932666437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Presented in textbook form, the book contains 22 lessons, each one providing illustrations and two to four basis explanations of the language structures to be learned.
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Sign Language for Everyone

A Basic Course in Communication with the Deaf

Author: Cathy Rice

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 9780785269861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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More than six hundred drawings show the hand signs for words, including Christian terms, basic to communicating with the deaf and teach readers how to think of words as if deaf.
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Learn Sign Language in a Hurry

Grasp the Basics of American Sign Language Quickly and Easily

Author: Irene Duke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144051383X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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"I love you." "What can I get you?" "Let's take a walk." Wanting to say simple things like these but not being able to is frustrating and disheartening—but learning how to communicate can be easy and fun! This book is a basic guide to the alphabet, vocabulary, and techniques it takes to connect using American Sign Language. Whether signing out of necessity or learning for the sake of growing, you will enjoy this practical primer. After reading this book, you will be able to use American Sign Language in a social, educational, or professional setting. Whether the goal is to communicate with hearing-impaired grandparent, a child with special needs in school, or an infant, people learn sign language for many different reasons. Easy to read and reference—and complete with images and examples of common signs—this basic guide allows you to make a meaningful connection that's otherwise impossible.
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Come Sign with Us

Sign Language Activities for Children

Author: Jan Christian Hafer,Robert Mills Wilson

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563680519

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Here is a fully illustrated activities manual for teaching children sign language. Come Sign With Us features more than 300 line drawings of adults and children signing familiar words, phrases, and sentences using American Sign Language (ASL) signs in English word order. Each of the twenty lively lessons introduces ten selected target vocabulary words in a format familiar and exciting to children. Used in conjunction with reading and grammar studies, sign language can improve vocabulary retention and reading comprehension. All signs have equivalent words listed in English and Spanish as well. Come Sign With Us shows exactly how to form each sign, and offers a variety of follow-up activities and practice signing in realistic situations.
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Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages

Author: Karen Emmorey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135632960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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Classifier constructions are universal to sign languages and exhibit unique properties that arise from the nature of the visual-gestural modality. The major goals are to bring to light critical issues related to the study of classifier constructions and to present state-of-the-art linguistic and psycholinguistic analyses of these constructions. It is hoped that by doing so, more researchers will be inspired to investigate the nature of classifier constructions across signed languages and further explore the unique aspects of these forms. The papers in this volume discuss the following issues: *how sign language classifiers differ from spoken languages; *cross-linguistic variation in sign language classifier systems; *the role of gesture; *the nature of morpho-syntactic and phonological constraints on classifier constructions; *the grammaticization process for these forms; and *the acquisition of classifier forms. Divided into four parts, groups of papers focus on a particular set of issues, and commentary papers end each section.
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Learning to See

Teaching American Sign Language as a Second Language

Author: Sherman Wilcox,Phyllis Perrin Wilcox

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563680595

Category: Education

Page: 145

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Presents the steps necessary to design a curriculum for teaching training interpreters. This revised edition reflects the significant gains in recognition that deaf people and their native language - American Sign Language - have achieved in recent years.
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Language Learning and Deafness

Author: Michael Strong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521335799

Category: Education

Page: 301

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An important new collection of original papers dealing with essential issues and research in the learning of language by deaf people. The book addresses issues in the fields of second language acquisition and deafness, and draws upon the fields of linguistics, psychology, and education. Of particular importance is the relationship between the learning of English by the deaf and by hearing speakers of other languages. The first five chapters concern theoretical issues on language varieties among the deaf population, American sign language and the biology of language, sign language instruction, and language education of deaf children from both historical and bilingual perspectives. The second half of the book contains six original, previously unpublished research reports on topics related to language learning by deaf children and adults.
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Conversational Sign Language II

An Intermediate-advanced Manual

Author: Willard J. Madsen

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9780913580004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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For use in instruction of sign language beyond basic course.
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