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American Sign Language Demystified with DVD
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Get your message across using your hands and your body language

Want to communicate with the Deaf community but are mystified how to start? With American Sign Language Demystified you'll learn this unique visual language, and a whole new world of communication will be opened to you.

At your own pace, you will learn basic grammar structures, discover the nuances of body positioning, master how to convey time, and build a useful vocabulary of signs and phrases. To help you on your way, the accompanying 100-minute DVD features in-depth demonstrations of how to make signs and create phrases and sentences as executed in American Sign Language.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A DVD that contains all the signs and phrases in the book as well as hundreds of additional vocabulary signs
  • Quizzes at the end of each chapter to monitor your progress
  • Etiquette you need to know when using ASL
  • A helpful history of ASL

    Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, American Sign Language Demystified will help you communicate in ASL confidently and comfortably.

    Table of contents

  • Part I: Getting Started--Background
  • 1. About ASL
  • 2. Body Language and Facial Expressions
  • 3. Grammar and Sentence Structure
  • 4. Verbs
  • 5. Variation in ASL
  • 6. Deaf Etiquette Part II: Expanding on the Basics
  • 7. Meeting and Greeting People
  • 8. Asking Questions
  • 9. Describing People and Things
  • 10. Expressing Likes and Dislikes
  • 11. Expressing Past, Present, and Future
  • 12. The Manual Alphabet-- Fingerspelling
  • 13. Numbers, Dates, and Time Part III: Building a Sign and Phrase Vocabulary
  • 14. Family and Friends
  • 15. Health
  • 16. Travel
  • 17. Food
  • 18. Shopping
  • 19. Technology
  • 20. Additionarl Signs and Expressions
  • Final Exam
  • Answer Key to Chapter Quizzes


    Product ID: 503504     ISBN-13: 9780071601375
    Categories: Classroom/Schools, Classroom/Teaching Materials, Learn
    Supporting languages: Sign Language, Sign Language (US)
    Platforms/media types: Printed Matter, DVD